Barry Beach Photo on Lake Michigan.
Barry Allyn Hines
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 2, 1966
  • Place of birth:
    Rockford, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 10, 2018
  • Place of passing:
    Rockford, Illinois, United States
Barry's Passion and Inspiration to others was to Persevere and that Things are not Important, People Are!

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barry Hines, 51, born on April 2, 1966 and passed on to his next Big adventure, on February 10, 2018.
We will remember you Barry, in our everyday lives, always and forever! You are a part of ALL of us...we love you Bear!!!

                            Barry Allyn Hines 1966 – 2018

Barry Allyn Hines, 51, of Rockford, was taken home to be with God on February 10, 2018. 

He was born April 2, 1966 in Rockford, the son of Ronald D. and Judith C. (Dayton) Hines.

Barry was an organ donor so that “Others can Live, Love and Laugh”.

He attended Hononegah High School and lived mostly in Roscoe. 

Predeceased by his loving father, Ron in 2005.  He cared for and loved his mother, Judy, as promised to his Papa (Ron). Barry is loved and will be missed by his sister Kim Pena (Juan) and nephew, Ryan of Idaho; brother, Dan Hines (Kathy) of Montana and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Supportive and true friends – Jason and Melissa Furniss of Freeport, IL remember Barry;

What can we say about Barry other than he was a great friend with a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone especially if it involved anything with wheels. We especially enjoyed four wheeling, snowmobiling and motorcycle riding. Barry would ride his Shadow with all the “rockets” and not have a care in the world. The guys loved it because here was this crazy “old” man on his loud, flame throwing bike not caring that he is odd man out. He enjoyed four wheeling and snowmobiling with the kids because he was a big kid at heart himself. If you ever needed an ear to listen, shoulder to cry on or a best friend for life, Barry was your guy.”

Close like a father and neighbors of 43 years, Jim and Marion Applegate of Roscoe, IL remember Barry;

Barry was our neighbor since he was six years old.  Before Barry’s illness kept him from working as a limousine driver, he loved escorting a group of young women to cheer for the Chicago Bulls.  While suffering with Crohn’s, Barry edited Jim’s memoir, Real Cats Don’t Wear Collars.”

A best friend for nearly a decade, Dave Heinzeroth of Roscoe, IL shares a Barry memory;

Barry was a special friend and terrific mechanic! While a friend of mine Barry restored my VW and Mercedes Benz and I will always remember those days. He taught me a lot! I miss you Barry! Heaven is yours for a while buddy, see you when I get there!

As a loving brother, Dan and Kathy of Kalispell, MT remember Bear;

We shared many long conversations and pictures about projects he was working on, and the work we are doing on our home.  He was always telling us to enjoy life, cherish each other and our health!  He was trying to get himself better to move to Montana or Idaho. When he felt really bad because of his illness he would say “I want to go to heaven to be with my Papa to get one of his Great bear hugs!” We love and miss you Bear, until we reunite in Heaven!” xoxo

As a brother, brother-in law and uncle Kim, Juan and Ryan of Fruitland, ID remember Barry;

"Barry enjoyed helping others, tinkering with all things mechanical and cruising on his motorcycle or in his vintage Cadillacs.  Barry loved food.  When we were kids I made cream puffs and he was so excited that he dropped it.  Boy did he cry! Uncle Barry made Ryan's first birthday cake, it was, what else a race car!  What was Barry's purpose in life? To show us how to persevere and that things are not important, people are!" 

A private memorial will be held for those who love and miss Barry. 

Please contact Dan and Kathy, 406-257-3775 for information on his memorial or to share a Barry Memory or two!


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kayla Heard on 21st March 2018

"I would like to send my condolences to your family not only during this time but for the days ahead.

At Revelation 21:4 it says And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”.

Jehovah (God’s name Psalms 83:18) wants us to be happy and get rid of death his Kingdom (government) will get rid hof death (Isaiah 25:8)
Ressurect our loved ones( Acts 24:15) and when he restores the earth the righteous ones will posses the earth no more wicked people (Psalms 37:29)

There are so many future blessings in the  future for us and to learn more about them you can visit where you can find Answers to life’s big questions :Why do we die? What is Man’s purpose? And why does God Allow suffering?

I pray your family has peace during this time and in the future days ahead."

This tribute was added by Scott & Nancy S on 4th March 2018

"So young to die, but maybe God felt it was time to bring him Home, where there is no suffering.  His memory can be honored by helping others as he would have.  Love, thoughts, and prayers go out to Dan & Kathy from Kathy's brother and sister-in-law -- Scott and Nancy."

This tribute was added by Tracy S. on 2nd March 2018

"I met Barry years ago through Melissa and Jason. Every time we all hung out we made great memories,like the trip to Walmart lol. Even though he may have drove us nuts sometimes he had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly.  R.I.P Barry  P.S Yes I am Tracy from Orangeville lol"

This tribute was added by Dan and Kathy Hines on 2nd March 2018

"this tribute was added by Audra Bravard on 26th February 2018

"I remember when Barry came to visit us when I was young. He was a lot of fun. He walked my mother down the isle at my wedding.  He was my cousin and I loved him. I was shocked when I heard he passed and he will be missed.""

This tribute was added by Kim Pena on 24th February 2018

"Barry would tell me - I have OCD and ADD, so everything needs to be PERFECT.... but not for long!!!"

This tribute was added by Dan and Kathy Hines on 23rd February 2018

"My Dear Brother Bear will be missed so very much!!!

Barry always said that when he was gone from this part of life, to watch for signs from him that I'm watching out for you guys! Barry was always thinking about helping others even when he was struggling to help himself. Bear just told me a month ago that he never expected to have lived THIS long, with all he has been through, both tough, crazy, good and Great times!

We have so many happy memories of great times! Dancing at "Blue Suede Shoes", then it was called "Vertigo", when we were young. They would say "Here come the Hines boys" when we got there, not sure if that was a good... or bad thing!!!! (Ha Ha Ha)

Spending weekends in Dubuque, Iowa on our big ole wooden boat on the Mississippi river, drinking a few beers, talking into the wee hours of the morning and lots of fishing to exploring in the Zodiac, the back waters of the river and observing the wild life. We really had a blast and that was some of his really happy memories he said. Barry said "I have lived like 80 years in the last 50!"  

Even though Bear left us too young, it is comforting to know that he had an action packed fulfilling LIFE!!!  You and Papa take good care of each other!

We loved and love Barry soo much and will think about his infectious smile and laugh every day!!!

Love Always, Your Brother Dan Dan Dan (as Bear called me)"

This tribute was added by Dan and Kathy Hines on 23rd February 2018

"Barry is hard to describe.  He is a true human being. We don't find many of those these days!  He does not hold a grudge. He is happy and funny even when he is in so much pain another human being would not even be able to function! (Sorry I can't talk about him in past tense).

Barry is Dan's best friend, brother, confidant, and makes him laugh!
They could talk for hours!  Problem solving, picture sharing, shop talk, you name it...they talk about it!

Their philosophy is -
Intelligent people talk about ideas,
Average people talk about things,
Small people talk about other people!

Barry called me Kat! I love cats. I love Barry! xoxo

-Kathy Hines"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Marshallsay on 23rd February 2018

"We will forever miss your smiling face and wave . Neighbor of over 30 years. I will still look for you as I leave my drive way . You had good times and bad , you did the best you could .  Always ready to help in any way you could .  A friend to the end ! We love and miss you Barry . R.I.P sweets ."

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