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Harwell, Barry Michael


Barry Michael Harwell, 75, of Corinth, TX, died peacefully, with his wife, Alamar, at his side on September 5, 2020, at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas, TX, after a brief illness. Barry was born to parents, Jamie Woodrow and Dera Ora Bell Burks Harwell of Shreveport, La. Barry is survived by his wife, Alamar Briseno Harwell; two children, Todd Walker Harwell of Corinth, TX; Jill Kathryn Harwell-Olofsson and husband, William Anthony Olofsson of Mountain View, CA.; granddaughter, Kendall Grace Harwell; sister-in-law, Celia Slabaugh; mother-in-law, Fortunata Briseno; brother-in-law, Oscar Briseno and wife Martha; Abel Briseno and wife, Peggy, of Farmers Branch and San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Patty Harwell of Rowlett, Tx; niece, Penney Caramia of Dallas, TX, nephew, Richard Harwell and wife Stacy; great nephew and niece, Michael and Claire Harwell of Dallas, Tx; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry B. Harwell of Mesquite, TX; father-in-law, Gerardo Briseno, and brother-in-law, Gary W. Slabaugh.

Barry graduated from Fair Park High School in Shreveport, LA and attended North East State College on a full track scholarship prior to entering the United States Army Security Agency serving in Nuremberg and Munich, Germany. After returning to the United States he graduated from Louisiana State University with his accounting degree in Baton Rouge, where his children were born. After graduation Barry returned to military service as a Lieutenant serving in Savannah, Illinois and at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While in Missouri he earned his degree in Law Enforcement and received his private pilot’s license. Upon leaving the military he worked as the Investigations Officer for the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation. In Oklahoma, Missouri and finally, Dallas, Texas, he found his gift for sales, working for numerous business and tech companies. Barry never failed to win numerous awards and trips for his outstanding salesmanship over many years. Very few could resist his enthusiasm, humor, and persuasive charm.

Barry loved meeting people and talking with anyone about everything! He loved sports of any kind, particularly golf. While hearts are broken, his family is comforted in knowing his pain is gone, he is smiling so big and we know he is talking up a storm with his brother, parents, and dear friends. His memory will never fade.

Services will be held at the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Ln, Dallas, TX 75234 on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10 am.

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17 replies on “Harwell, Barry Michael”

Glenn Newman says:

“B” was a great friend of mine for almost 40 years. I will miss him very much.

Patty Harwell says:

I have trouble remembering when Barry and I were not part of the same family. Many happy memories and some hard times together. He will be missed. Already is! 😥

Dianna Edwards says:

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart go out to you! I am out of the State right now! I will keep you in my prayers. I love you sweetheart!

Cheryl Briseño Garcia says:

Alamar, my heart goes out to you. My sincere condolences and all my love!

Sharmeen Rizvi says:

I know him him last 2 years i never met him but whatever i have heard about him makes him a great man
May his soul rest in peace

Joetta Little says:

Oh my dear Alamar, I am so sorry honey. I did not know. May Barry rest in Heaven and may you find comfort in the days ahead. I love you.

Angela Bartel says:

This is such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man! I met him once at a Christmas party and he truly showed that enthusiasm! My heart goes out to all his family. ❤️

Cynthia Vega-Gutierrez says:

He will be missed! My prayers and condolences to you and your family! We love you!

The Gutierrez Family

Sheila Olofsson says:

Alamar, my sincere sympathy on your loss. The days ahead will be full of details but take time for you: your heart and body need to take time alone to recover. Thank you for your hospitality when you invited my husband and me when we came to meet Jill s family. In my prayers, Sheila O

Dana and Jennifer Kee says:

So Sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace comfort and healing and great memories to help through this time.

Dalia Boatright says:

I’m very sorry for your loss. God has received him with open arms.

Sandy Rinks says:

While growing up and visiting with you and your family are some of the most dearest memories of my life. While we are only cousins, you were so much more to me. Wait for me by the white gate so we can finally catch up on all of our life’s journeys. I love you dearly.

Joni Spencer says:

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lupe Dwyer says:

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart go out to you! I will keep you in my prayers. I love you Alamar.

Marisol Espinal says:

Barry was a beautiful and kind man. Sending prayers to everyone who loved and knew him.

Sherry Williams says:

Alamar, I had only been around Barry a few times and I’m so very sorry about ur loss. I no u loved him with ur whole heart. I no you are grieving right now and I am so very sorry for ur loss and to ur family. The Beavers and Sherry Williams love 💘 ya’ll so much. Please call me when you are up to talking. Love u

Sherry Williams says:

Even though I only met Barry a few time I could tell how wonderful he was. And Alamar u know that he was your soul mate. I am so sorry for ur loss and you’re family’s loss. When things settle down please call me. We 💘 you and ur family so much. Sherry Williams, Jean Beavers, Jeff &Becky Beavers

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