Barry Keith Damon
1943 - 2019
BORN
1943
DIED
2019
Barry Keith Damon

Lansing - Barry Keith Damon went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 20, 2019.

He was lovingly referred to as Buck by his siblings & Uncle Buck by his nieces & nephews. Barry was born October 15, 1943. Upon his graduation in Holt, Barry voluntarily joined the United States Air Force where he served for 6 years. Upon his return from Vietnam, he became a Deputy Sherriff at the Ingham County Sheriff Department in Mason. Barry then went on to become a Guard and then the Union Bargaining Chairman at Diamond Reo in Lansing. He was fond of saying that he was "the last employee at Diamond Reo." When they went under, he became deputized again to work at the Ingham County Friend of the Court to handle arrest warrants, and becoming an Investigator and eventually retiring as a Court Conciliator/Mediator. Barry was a member of the VFW Post 701, the 40/8, and numerous service organizations. He was on the Ingham County Department of Veteran Affairs Board and several other committees. He was also known to many as Santa Clause, which was his happiest "gig". Barry was preceded in death by his parents Esther (Morse) & Robert Damon, brother Dallas Damon, son-in-law Steven Earegood, sister-in-law Brenda Rose, brother-in-law Ron LaForge & brother-in-law Gary LaForge. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 29 years, Cat Damon. Daughters: Capi Earegood, Tonia (George) Brown, Coral (Andrew) Damon-Brown & Rachel (Ken) Barnhart. Sons: Christopher (Carrie) Smith & Ron Smith. Grandchildren: Cortni Abbott, Sadie Earegood, Jessica Wilcox, Kelley Brady, Aerimya Brown, Sequoia Brown, Miakoda Brown, Kyla O'Doherty, Stephanie Smith, Kevin Smith, Kyle Smith, Victoria Williams, Mary Jane Williams, Natalie Williams, Oryan Smith & Aliyana Smith. Also 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Gloria (Bob) Stragier, Sally (Doug) Carl & Jackie Bennett. Brother: Robert Damon & many nieces & nephews.

Barry was not a simple man, nor did he have a simple life. But he did request a simple end. Family will be available for hugs and kisses on Wednesday May 1, 2019 at the VFW Post 701 at 123 N Rosemary St.in Lansing from 6pm-8pm.



Published by Lansing State Journal on Apr. 28, 2019.
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123 N Rosemary St., Lansing, MI
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Tammie Frazier
April 30, 2019
I feel so blessed to have met Barry. What a wonderful person! I loved his stories, always learned something new. Nick, Molly and I send our love to Cat and the family!
Jessica Fisher
April 30, 2019
Truly a Treasured friend and some one who gave of himself more than he received. Had some great times With you Barry and even Better times with you and your Wonderful Wife Cat. I will Look for you down the trail Sir! God Speed My Friend.
Douglas Morgan
April 28, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Cat & the family. Barry was a friend & will be missed.
Chuck & Deb Ross
April 28, 2019
Barry was not only a "recent friend by accident" he was a great friend. I only knew him the past 10 years and saw him on a limited basis at that. But, he was one of the few if called for advice he helped above and beyond. Barry was and honest man and always had a smile, a straight shooter, who did his best by me. From the hour we met, we became friends and I've missed his smile and laughs the past few years. Those that never met Barry, missed a great man!
Vince Dragonetti
April 28, 2019
HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ALL OF US. WE WILL MISS HIM FOR A LONG TIME. HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF GOOD MEMORIES. NO MORE PAIN FOR HIM. HE AND ROBIN FOREBECK WERE BOTH A BIG PART OF MY LIFE.
FAITH BACON
Friend
April 27, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Daniel Snapp
Neighbor
April 26, 2019
A wonderful loving amazing man. Love and miss you Daddy Barry.
sandra brown
Family
April 24, 2019
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