Paul F. Barry passed away on December 28, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in El Paso, Texas to Dave and Clara Belle Barry. He was the rock to our family, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He attended Ysleta High School where his love for football began. He received a scholarship to Tulsa University and then started his career with the NFL. He played for the Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins, and for the L.A. Rams, where his team was the first to win the world championship. He is an NFL alumni and was inducted into the El Paso Hall of Fame. In between his pro football career he was drafted into the Korean War. After accomplishing an amazing career in football, he returned to El Paso where he began his business in real estate and home building. He enjoyed time spent with his family and friends in Ruidoso and fishing in Mexico. He never knew a stranger and always had a gift of gab. Paul was survived by his wife Claudia; daughters Patty, Robin and Kellie; son Richard; granddaughter Kameron "Miss America"; sister Pat; brother Bill; best friend and brother-in-law Hi Dick; all the nieces and nephews; his best pal Abby, and all of his compadres. A special thank you to Dr. Branch Craig, caregiver George Guardado, staff members of Monte Vista, Hospice El Paso, Jr., and little Buck. Graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00pm at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery Special thanks and honor to all people who touched his life and helped him through the path to ascend to heaven. It is an inspiration to live life and love life as he did. He was loved by so many. HE WAS DEFINTELY OUR HERO. In lieu of flowers please offer donations to the Humane Society and Hospice El Paso. Humane Society, 4991 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, Texas 79906; Hospice El Paso, 1440 Miracle Way, El Paso, Texas 79925.
Published by El Paso Times from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, 2015.
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While I met Paul late in his life, I will always remember walking with him around the neighborhood. He was never at a loss to tell a great story. He helped me through a tough time in my life more than anyone will ever know. I just learned of his passing and my prayers are with Claudia and his family.
Steve Furr
August 31, 2016
Just learned of Paul's passing back in December 2014, Claudia. I am shocked. I figured he'd live forever. Which he will as far as I'm concerned. Talk about heroes, he was mine since I was a freshman at Ysleta High School. He was a senior. I really miss him. My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your children, to the entire family. Sincerely, Jake D. Sitters, Castroville TX
Jake D. Sitters
September 16, 2015
I think of Paul and believe that I'm one of many.
David Gibson
February 25, 2015
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. He was a very well accomplished individual and will be greatly missed. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) be your crag and stronghold (Psalms 18:2) during this difficult time. Please take care.
Nancy Cromwell
January 12, 2015
Dear Claudia and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. What a great man he was and what a great couple you were together. Together, you brought such joy and laughter to so many people.

You and your family are in our prayers.

Keith and Connie Ward
Richardson, TX
January 11, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
A. H.
January 10, 2015
Paul grew up in a small Texas city and went on to fame in the NFL. He was my landlord when I started my medical practice in El Paso in 1979. He downplayed his prior accomplishments and preferred to make NEW history every day of his life. Lloyd J. Krapin, M.D.
January 8, 2015
My deepest heart felt sympathies. My condolences to your family.
Antonio Gomez III
January 8, 2015
Condolences from the Harper family. Sorry for your loss.
Robert Harper
January 7, 2015
Claudia and Family,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We all thought Paul was a really super guy. We will also miss him very much. God Bless your friends Jim, Mary and Pat Johnson Le Grand, CA
January 7, 2015
claudia and family our beloved paul will be greatly missed. b at dr. craige.
January 7, 2015
Paul was a long-time family friend and business associate of ours. My condolences to all and hope good memories are a comfort.
Mary Lou Alcorn
January 7, 2015
Claudia, and all the Family,
My deepest heart felt sympathies. Paul was truly the funniest, and nicest man I have ever known. He is someone I looked up to, and admired very much. They don't make men like him anymore. I have great memories of the times we spent together.
Max Prestridge
El Paso TX
Max Prestridge
January 7, 2015
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