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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Barry Bales was born August 19th, 1962, and departed this life on September 13, 2023. Barry was a very blessed man, loved by many and in return, he loved them as well. He thanked the Lord everyday for the privilege of being raised in a loving family that adhered to the Bible and it’s teachings, with a caring Mom and Dad more precious than anyone could hope for.

Barry is survived by his parents, Bill and Jo Ann Bales; his dear wife, Jenny; three daughters, Samantha Rae Sabath and husband Matt, Shayla Mae Judy and husband Brad, and Maudie Kae Bales; one brother, Bryan Bales, one sister, Paula Murphy, and four grandchildren, Xavier, Leyton, Amandolin, and Bradley, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

We also want to express our love and gratitude to everyone in our community, for their devotion in the fashioning and constructing of this beautiful casket, and to everyone at our home church, Victor Baptist Church, for their love and support. May God richly bless you all.

While on this earth, Barry’s prayer for everyone was that they come to find the joy and peace that only comes from letting Jesus into their heart and letting Him lead their life.


Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 16th 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Huddleston Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.

There will be a visitation time from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the cemetery.



  1. Paula Johnson
    September 13, 2023 @ 7:17 pm

    Love and prayers!!!


  2. Melinda (Burgess Bales) King
    September 13, 2023 @ 9:44 pm

    My heart breaks for my daughter for losing her Dad, for Bill and Joann for losing a son, for Paula and Brian for losing a brother, for Jenny for losing a husband and for Shayla and Maudie for losing their Dad. Barry touched many lives through his music. There is a shining star added to Heaven’s orchestra.


  3. Linda Grant
    September 14, 2023 @ 8:38 am

    Our hearts and prayers are with you. Would love to attend with you but because of Al’s condition we won’t be able to. Know you are loved and prayed for. He was a gift and will be long remembered. God bless his wife and children as well as all who knew and loved him.


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