Barry Dean Wyrick, 56, of Blue Ridge went to his eternal home on Thursday, August 8, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease.
He was welcomed with open arms by his sweet mother, Mattie Wyrick, and mother in-law, Dorothy Leonard.
Barry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlotte; his daughter and son-in-law, Carmen (Drew) Eland; his son, Garrett Wyrick; and a precious grandson, Bryce Eland. Also left to cherish his memory are family and friends that have been a huge support through the last few years; his brother, Jimmy (Anita) Wyrick; his father-in-law, Bob Leonard; the “Leonard” aunts, uncles and cousins; the UVA HD Center of Excellence team, and Community Hospice of Indian Trail, especially Lee and Tunishia.
Barry was a graduate of LBHS and worked his early years for Joe Arrington and finished his career with 22 years at Norfolk Southern.
Barry’s end of life decisions included donating his body to science in hopes of finding a cure for HD. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Huntington’s Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, N.Y. 10018.
Family received friends from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, at Oakey’s East Chapel; and a service celebrating his life and home going was at 11a.m., officiated by Barry’s cousin, the Rev. Travis Keith of Powhatan.
A special shout out to cousin Bill Mitchell for the many years of friendship. Bill continues to fight the HD battle.