Dr. Carey Neilson Barry
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Dr. Carey Neilson Barry, age 94, died peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Greenville, SC. Dr. Barry is survived by his son, Michael Burriss Barry of Ft. Myers FL; daughter, Anne Hill Barry of Greenville, SC; daughter-in-law, Susan Lee Barry of Simpsonville, SC; and his seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Dr. Barry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Nina Westwood Barry in 2003, and his only sibling brother, Dean Barry of Clearwater, FL. Dr. Barry held many honors throughout his long life, including military honors for infantry service in the South Pacific during WWII where he was awarded a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Soldier's Medal of Valor, American Rifleman and the Purple Heart.
Born to John Abert and Annie Barry in Clearwater, FL, Dr. Barry graduated from the University of Florida, and following Military service, attended Duke
University Medical School. Dr. Barry specialized in Urology with a residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MI and together with Nina and their infant son Michael, settled in Ft. Myers, FL. where he opened a solo practice.
Dr. Barry was active and involved in many aspects of community life in Ft. Myers including two years as President of the Lee Memorial Physicians, Chief of Staff at Lee Memorial Hospital, President of the Southwest Florida Urological Association, President of the Florida Urological Association, member of the Executive Committee of the American Urological Association President of Rotary Club (Ft. Myers) and Life Member of the Boy Scouts of America. As a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church, Dr. Barry taught Sunday School classes and served as an Elder, Trustee and Deacon.
Dr. Barry touched many lives and hearts during his long life, and will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Dr. Barry has donated his body to medical education and research. A private family service will take place, and all who wish to make a donation in Dr. Barry's name are asked to contribute to the First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Myers, FL.
Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 16, 2014