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Barry Justin Smith
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 19, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    Middletown, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 20, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
"Let the memory of Barry be with us forever" ........."No, the Lord is all I need. He takes care of me. My share in life has been pleasant: my part has been beautiful." Psalm 16:5,6 Semper Fi

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Barry Smith, 66, born on July 19, 1946 and passed away on December 20, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Barry's Celebration of Life service will be held December 30th at 3:00 pm. at Mosaic Church located at 608 West Oakland Ave. Oakland, Fl 34760 

(407) 654-8220. Contact person Deb Molina

In lieu of flowers please send donations to any of the following charities:

Wounded Warrior Project : Mail to: P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Mail to : The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center P.O. Box 4486 Huston, TX 77210-4486

Fisher House Foundation, INC. Mail to : 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420 Rockville, MD 20850-5168



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by JOHN MONTMARQUETTE on 20th July 2016

"BARRY,It's hard to believe it has been almost 4 years since you left us.
But we are slowly starting to join you and the rest of the old Foxes.
Keep some room for us.
I miss our talks.
Gunny Jean, You take care and stay well.
Semper Fi."

This tribute was added by Matthew Smith on 19th July 2016

"Happy birthday DAD. Miss you....lone u!!!"

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Blewitt on 19th July 2016

"Another year in the books Barry...you are missed. But other Foxe's are joining you as time passes. Semper Fi Barry."

This tribute was added by Herb Angell on 19th July 2016

"Happy Birthday, Barry.  You will always be missed my childhood friend and Marine brother.  I miss the chats we had recalling all the days gone by.  You are in good hands now, without all the aches and pains.  You guys are slowly ganging up so I expect one hell of a reunion when I finally make the trip to the other side.  Semper fi"

This tribute was added by JOHN MONTMARQUETTE on 20th December 2014

"BARRY,
I STILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY.THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES I WANTED TO EMAIL YOU TO LET YOU KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. BUT I CAN'T.
I LOVE YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY.
SEMPER FI MY FRIEND"

This tribute was added by Robert Fitch on 20th December 2014

"We all miss you but time is passing away quickly and we will be joining you soon to our have our "Big Reunion".  You friend, brother and Comrad in arms.  Semper Fi"

This tribute was added by Robert Fitch on 20th December 2013

"It is one year since our beloved brother passed and he is and always will be missed.  He touch so many people and had them come together to unite the Fox family.  Today the number still grows for those of us who are still here.  We thank him for all the things he did and our Love goes out to Gunny Jean and her family. God Bless"

This tribute was added by Jeff Blewitt on 19th July 2013

"One year has passed since we lost a TRUE Fox. Barry..always
remembered, always missed. My thoughts go out to you, Gunny
Jean, on this day and always. Strength and guidance."

This tribute was added by Herb Angell on 19th July 2013

"Happy Birthday, bro', you are not forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jeff Blewitt on 24th May 2013

"Remembering a true Marine....a true Fox. Barry, you will always be missed. You helped so many people in so many ways. My deepest
condolences to you, Gunny Jean, on this Memorial Day."

This tribute was added by Judy Alcozer on 23rd May 2013

"We are sorry for your loss,Barry is greatly missed. our thoughts and prayers are with your family. never forgotten..... Semper Fi Barry,
                                                                Your Brother, Jesse Alcozer
                                                                              68-69"

This tribute was added by Mark Wharton on 6th January 2013

"My cousin, Nelson Matlock, served with Fox 2/7 and was killed in action in 1967 when I was 10 years old.   A few years ago, I wanted to learn more about Nelson, and the person who first stepped up to help was Barry.  He helped me locate many of Nelson's comrades, and I will never forget his kindness and help. You and Fox 2/7 have lost a great man.  May God bless you and yours.   MW"

This tribute was added by Bridget Longo Poole on 2nd January 2013

"I'm not a "fox" however, I am someone who was touched by this great man. From the 1st time I met Mr. Smith, his intellect, wisdom & humor were evident. Being a history lover and a daughter of a military man, I enjoyed his marine stories & relished in his wise advise...and he always ended with a funny line. I only wish there was more time for more stories. May you Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Frank Marass Jr on 1st January 2013

"" Barry my brother you will Truely be missed my friend Till we meet again at Heavens gates Guard Our Path To You And Our Fox Family Semper Fi Marine Fox 2/7 1968"

This tribute was added by Bob Gaskill on 30th December 2012

"Semper Fi. Barry.  I know you will guard the gates of heaven with the same tenacity you served Fox 2/7 here on earth. My heartfelt sympathy to Jean and family.  If there is anything you need please feel free to call on me and Judi.  We are at 202 Golf Aire Blvd., Winter Haven FL.  218-393-4679.  God Bless the Smith Family"

This tribute was added by Ben Dawson on 30th December 2012

"Uncle Barry was one of the greatest men I have had the honor of knowing. I can't think of a time he wasn't doing whatever was necessary to help his fellow man. His memory lives on in the hearts of all he has touched. Our sincerest condolences, Ben, Veronica, and Kailyn."

This tribute was added by Ronald Gryn Sr on 29th December 2012

"I was attached to F 2/7 as battalion radio operator from 66-67 and was invited to the reunions by Barry.  He & Jean always made Eileen and I part of the Fox family at all the events  As long as there are Foxes Barry will always be remembered. Semper Fi Barry"

This tribute was added by Ramon Gonzales on 29th December 2012

"Top, I met Barry in 08.he always treated me like a long lost friend.He found answers too many questions. He gently urged & helped me deal with the maze that is the VA.Barry is a kind and gentle soul.He is the face of fox.Barry you have stood your last formation.Report to the gates,assume your post until relieved.Fair seas and prevailing winds be with you to your final posting Semper Marine"

This tribute was added by Renee Knight on 28th December 2012

"Jean and Matt, you have our condolences.  We will forever miss Barry's exceptional sense of humor and ability to always make us feel special when we had the opportunity to spend time with him.  We will miss him greatly -- Mike and Renee"

This tribute was added by Merlyn Kimbell on 28th December 2012

"Barry and I married sisters and have known him for over 45.  We've had many good time over the years.  He is definitely going to be missed!"

This tribute was added by Andrea Pate on 28th December 2012

"I had several opportunities to meet Barry, who filled the room with joy and laughter. What an amazing father and grandfather. Prayers for the family and friends who lost such a great man."

This tribute was added by Pete Angus on 28th December 2012

"Barry was the glue that held our F 2/7 family together. He had a way of making all of us feel welcome and included. We will miss him. Thanks to Matt and Jean for putting up this website with photos."

This tribute was added by Joan Randall on 27th December 2012

"We will miss Barry,he was a stand up guy,he pulled my husband
Nelson Randall onto the helicopter after he was shot in Vietnam.
He was able to contact us just before the reunion in San Diego, we
were so happy to go. Semper Fi Barry we love you."

This tribute was added by Steven Scott on 27th December 2012

"Semper Fi my friend....I'll miss you and I'll always remember both the tough times and the good times we shared.

Steve Scott
2nd Bn, 7th Marines"

This tribute was added by John Templeton on 27th December 2012

"Condolences from Linda and I. We were blessed to have known Barry and I regret not getting to know him better. I only spent a short time wih Fox in Nam but connecting and meeting Barry and you was special. He was so dedicated to helping his fellow Marines, I will miss him and may he rest in peace, SEMPER FI and God Bless"

This tribute was added by bill doty on 26th December 2012

"Jean, So sorry for your loss--Barry was a great guy and I valued his friendship--even if I was with 227 marines instead of the 27th. He helped me so much with the VA, and Lori and I loved his sense of humor! Sam and Berry are in a good place together
I know he cared for and helped others too--He will be missed."

This tribute was added by JOHN MONTMARQUETTE on 26th December 2012

"I TALKED TO BARRY SUNDAY THE 16TH AND HE SOUNDED GREAT. I WANTED TO THANK HIM FOR GETTING ME TO PUT IN A V.A. CLAIM AND TO TELL HIM I WOULD TAKE HIM AND GUNNY JEAN TO DINNER WHEN MY WIFE AND I GO TO  DISNEYWORLD IN MARCH.
BARRY AND GUNNY JEAN WERE A SPECIAL COUPLE. I AM PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN BARRY AND JEAN.
SEMPER FI MY BROTHER. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU."

This tribute was added by Edward Grimes Sr on 26th December 2012

"Barry was a great person.  He was dedicated to keeping his brothers together and done a great job.  We would not have gotten together without the hard work of Barry.  He will be missed in more ways than this important one.  He was concerned about other Marines before himself.  He is an angel with God.  Semper Fi Barry...Ed Grimes & Dorothy"

This tribute was added by Gary Rood on 26th December 2012

"We will miss you and your warm heart for all the Marines and thier familys. Because of your hard work and dedication towards all the reunions you will be there in spirt.It was my pleasure to know you I know you are now guarding the gates.Semper Fi  my friend"

This tribute was added by Robert (Doc) Begel on 26th December 2012

"”Barry personified our credo ”Semper Fi”. He was always there to support, encourage and share his time. When I retired from the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Barry was there. I had only made contact with him about a month before. He was always ready to do just that little bit more to support you just because you are a ”Fox”. I hope to see you again, my friend, when this tour of duty is donr"

This tribute was added by Jeff Blewitt on 26th December 2012

"Barry did so much for us Foxes. More than any man could have put forth, or would even consider.He was a true Marine/Fox.He kept us up to date on any info pertaining to Viet vets.Something a lot of us would never have known about otherwise.I met Barry once,at the Fredericksburg reunion.It was my pleasure and honor to meet this  man that meant so much. RIP Marine"

This tribute was added by Bradford Hutchenrider on 26th December 2012

"I was there before Barry but got to know him at the early reunions. Barry was blessed with the power of keeping the family together. I am so sorry to hear of the loss. Remember one thing, As long as we remember, then that person has never really gone away. God Bless you Barry and I'll catch up with you at a later date. Semper Fi my brother. Botch          God Bless The Marines"

This tribute was added by Herb Angell on 26th December 2012

"St. Peter just let another guard in;

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines."

This tribute was added by Gary Murtha on 26th December 2012

"Barry and I went on a few patrols together in Nam. Seemed like it would never end, but it did. Job well done Barry.
To the lives that could and should have been
To the days long past, but ever near
To the stories of times way back when
To the men who share all those tears"

This tribute was added by Jack Phelps on 26th December 2012

"In Branson in 2011, Barry (among others) insisted I sign up with VA.  Subsequently and due to the VA's discovery, I have had prostate surgery and December 19 was pronounced cancer-free.  I am so grateful.  I served with Barry in '66 - '67 in Da Nam Foxtrot, and I will miss him.  Gunny Jean, you have my condolences.  I was proud to be Barry's friend."

This tribute was added by Dave Evans on 26th December 2012

"It was with great sadness that I heard of Barrys passing
I was with Barry in Vietnam 1967-68,but actually didnt know each other,
as I was attached with 106s.Semper Fi my friend"

This tribute was added by Robert Fitch on 25th December 2012

"To a man who had so many friends and ones who will never forget you. May you guard the gates till we meet again and we will be all together for a grand reunion. We will miss you but will not forget you. Semper Fi Barry"


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