Barry Wayne Roehrs

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Departed on May 16, 2020 and resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Barry Wayne Roehrs, 62, of O'Fallon, MO, passed away on May 16, 2020.
Barry was born in St. Louis, MO on June 15, 1957. He graduated from Lindbergh High School in 1975 and continued his education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.
He had a trademark sense of humor that was one of a kind. He was a very hard worker, understanding and patient. He was full of life and his positive energy was always felt when you were around him. He loved everyone with everything he had, especially his family. He was proud to be called Bear Paw by his Granddaughter and loved watching her grow. He loved sharing his passions: bowling, jazz, The Beatles and a great plate of sushi.
Barry is survived by his two children, Angie Asberry and Bryan Roehrs; his beloved granddaughter, Ava; dear sisters Gail Easton and Carla Holman; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Norma Roehrs, and sister Terry Marsh.
A private viewing will be held for close family on Friday, May 22. We will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date when it is safe for people to be together to celebrate and share stories of the amazing father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend that he was to many.

Barry was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Forever rest in peace.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Carla Holman May 22, 2020 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Barry you are missed already. I can’t imagine not seeing or talking to you again. I can’t imagine not having all the pranks and changing my words around to drive me crazy. I know you’ll be at peace now and can finally take a break. Give mother, daddy and Terry a big hug from all of us. Love you forever and always 💔🐻.
    Your baby sis.

    • Deanna Broadwell May 22, 2020 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Barry,
      Without you there would never have been Dino. I am so thankful for the special memories and lifelong friendship that we shared. I wish we could have gone to that JD concert like we planned, but I look forward to seeing JC with you some day; that will be so much better! (You really had me confused with all those initials, but your punch line made it so worth it! 😊) I still can’t believe you’re gone. I miss you and love you always. ❤

  2. Jean Neu Pfeiffer May 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Barry, I’ve been reminiscing all week over the crazy and fun things we did especially during our bowling years at Crestwood Bowl. I was so happy when we reconnected again about 10 years ago. It felt like nothing changed. Not only were you the first boy I dated, but a lifelong friend. Your shenanigans and jokes never stopped. My heart is aching as you were taken way too soon. Rest easy and we’ll meet again some day. I love you, my friend.

  3. a little brat down the street May 22, 2020 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    A one of a kind human being not easily forgotten. It is a day that the sun did not shine as brightly and I often found the sting of tears as they flow even now. I don’t like to regret but I have to say I do regret not staying closer 2 this beloved surrogate family of mine.

    I’m so thankful to have been apart for even a little while. It’s hard to face these days as too many have already passed over. I’m not rushing the process but I wish I had enjoyed Berry more often particularly in adulthood. That signature smile was unmistakable and looms on in my memories. NeverEnding trumpet and teasing in just healthy sibling fashion. I didn’t know you anymore Barry, but I miss you still. Keep the party going till the rest of us catch up. Keep watch over us we all need a big brother still. Love and hugs.

    • Tammy Conoyer May 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Bryan, you an your family are in my prayers! Your dad was a VERY nice guy. Im glad i had the pleasure of meeting him at work. Again, prayers sent for you an your family!!❤❤🙏🙏

  4. Jodie Dittrich May 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Barry , we will miss you terribly. We had so many good memories with you. RIP Dear Friend.

  5. Sue George May 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Barry was one of the nicest guys I have known. We moved in across the street when I was 13. Our whole neighborhood of kids had so much fun in those years. Barry and I were the same age. Barry generously agreed to go to my Junior dance with me. I have such great memories of him. We stayed in touch for many years and reconnected years ago, sadly at funerals. Barry had a great sense of humor, cared greatly for those in his life and was just one of a kind. It’s been a sad week since I heard the news. I know he loved his family fiercely. Sending his family lots love and a big hug. Barry will be greatly missed.

  6. Philip lutgen May 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Miss you! Always brought a smile to my face. Singing or dealing with customers you were a class act! Glad to have the opportunity to call you a friend. Love you !

    • Deanna Broadwell May 22, 2020 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      Barry,
      Without you there would never have been Dino. All my memories of high school include you; you were the center of my universe then, and I’m so thankful for that time together and for the lifelong friendship that we shared! I wish we could have gone to that JD concert like we planned – it would have given me one last memory with you to treasure, but seeing JC with you some day will be so much better! (You really had me confused with all those initials, but your punch line made it so worth it! 😊) I still can’t believe you’re gone. I miss you terribly, and I love you always. ❤

  7. Tim Bowers May 22, 2020 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    We will miss you Barry. From our work together to enjoying a few beers or sushi. You are one of a kind. God bless you and your family.

  8. Lisa Lee Gerling Coombes May 22, 2020 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    My dear cousin Barry, I remember when I flew to Missouri to get to know the other side of my family.
    You called me after finding out about your heart condition because you had been told that I have the same thing. You were more concerned about me and my health then your own. I really appreciated you keeping me updated on your recovery and your not so suttle suggestion for me to follow up with my cardiologist.
    I really enjoyed our chats and I will miss them and you! Memories of you will shine bright forever.
    Love you 💔

  9. Kaitlin T. May 22, 2020 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I worked with Barry at Brunswick Zone in O’Fallon back in 2009-2010. He may have been my manager but I considered him to be more of a friend. He always knew exactly what to say to make me smile and genuinely cared for everyone. I’ll miss his laugh and joking around with him. I’m so sad to hear of his passing and know how much he adored his kids and granddaughter. RIP Barry and my thoughts go out to his family.

  10. Deanna Broadwell May 22, 2020 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Barry,
    Without you there would never have been Dino. All my memories of high school include you; you were the center of my universe then, and I’m so thankful for that time together and for the lifelong friendship that we shared! I wish we could have gone to that JD concert like we planned – it would have given me one last memory with you to treasure, but seeing JC with you some day will be so much better! (You really had me confused with all those initials, but your punch line made it so worth it! 😊) I still can’t believe that you’re gone. Your voice comes out of nowhere, but when I try to hold onto it, it slips away, and I fear that I’ll never hear it again… but hen, when I’m not expecting it, that comfortable, familiar voice is back! I hope I never stop hearing you. I miss you, dear friend, and I love you always. ❤

  11. Elisa Eilenstine Bick May 23, 2020 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Fly high Barry. Rest in peace. You will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers for all your extended family members as they navigate this very difficult transition to life without you.

  12. Kathy Reinitz May 23, 2020 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I’ll miss you big bro! Loved you dearly.

    • Corey Skiles May 23, 2020 at 7:41 am - Reply

      Your smile always lit up a room. Always kind and so pleasant to talk too. My Thoughts and prayers go with your family in this difficult time. For you will surely be missed my friend! God Bless.

  13. Ginger Cantrell May 23, 2020 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Rest in peace. You will be missed by all that knew you!!!

  14. Gary Carr May 23, 2020 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Champion of the underdog…be at peace, friend.

  15. Patty Bletsch May 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Barry – you left us all with so many memories that will never be forgotten. You will be so missed.

  16. Jheree May 25, 2020 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Barry, we hadn’t seen each other in years, but I will never forget how you welcomed me into Crestwood bowl. I will also never forget the laughs we shared over the three wolf moon t shirt. Gonna miss you buddy! Love and light to your family.

  17. Dan Reinitz May 25, 2020 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    My biggest regret to date is that we didn’t get together recently. I feel like I didn’t get to say goodbye. You will be missed!

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