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Obituary for Barry James

Barry Don James was born in Durant, Ok. June 6, 1961 to Berry Grant and Betty Hicks James. He passed from this life at home January 8, 2011, at the age of 49. He was preceded in death by his father. Barry Don was married to Cindy Williams from 1988-2004 and they have a daughter, Whitney Brin. He graduated Durant High School in 1979 and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Barry Don worked for the State of Oklahoma Department of Labor for 24 years as a boiler inspector covering the southern half of the state. He is survived by: daughter Whitney Brin James and step-son Aaron Williams, both of Durant, and Mom and step-dad, Betty and Allen Wheeler, Durant. Also, sisters and brothers-in-law, Brandi and Justin Hyde, Chappell Hill, Tx. and Cindy and Lawrence Whittington, Whitefish, Mt. He has two step brothers and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Anita Wheeler, Irving, Tx. and Rory Wheeler, Durant. He also leaves behind many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Barry Don was a loving father, a wonderful son, and a trusted friend to many. He enjoyed life to the fullest and looked forward to each day, particularly those where he could be outside. He loved to hunt, ride his Harley, camp, play golf - anything outdoors. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Durant. Rev. James Robinson will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery with Randy Downs, Tommy Bertrand, Mark Brooks, Todd Weder, Tracy Herron, Donnie Husband, Larry Hallmark, Keith Cavender, Johnny Harris and James Clark serving as pallbearers.

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