Barry Pelzer

Barry Charles Pelzer

Saturday, May 13th, 1961 - Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Barry Charles Pelzer, 57, of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in DuQuoin.

Barry was born on May 13, 1961, in Murphysboro, to Joseph and Betty (Fielding) Pelzer.

He had worked at Lustour Corp. in Murphysboro.

Barry was married to Mary Kay Thomas, and to that union were two children Jason and Jessica.

Mr. Pelzer had attended Victory Christian Fellowship in Murphysboro.

Barry is survived by three children Jason Pelzer and his wife Amy Pelzer of Murphysboro, Jessica Gallegos and her husband Chris Gallegos of Gorham, and Greg Murray and his wife Lindsey Murray of Carterville;

seven grandchildren Makayla Pelzer, Hunter Pelzer, Jaysie Pelzer, Drake Pelzer, Chase Murray, Alyssa Murray and Declan Murray;

and three brothers David Pelzer and his wife Donna Pelzer of Murphysboro, Randy Pelzer of Austin, TX and Gary Pelzer of Murphysboro.

He was preceded in death by one brother Alan Pelzer and his parents.

His body will be cremated and a gravesite service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Tower Grove Cemetery with Rev. Frank Voorhees officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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  • Service

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 1:00pm
    Gravesite services at Tower Grove Cemetery
    Rev. Frank Voorhees
  • Interment

    Tower Grove Cemetery


Donations are being accepted for: Memorials may be made to the family..


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Chelsey Hoffman

Posted at 06:23am
I am deeply saddened to hear of Barry's passing and I offer my sincere condolences to his family. I know you will sorely miss such a wonderful presence in your family. In these difficult times, you can find great comfort in the hope for the future present in the bible at Revelation 21:4. This scripture references future conditions on Earth, in which there will be no more suffering or death. There is also a hope found in John 5:28, 29.  The resurrection that this Bible verse talks about will give us the opportunity to see our lost loved ones again. I know it will be a joyous time when you can see Barry's caring smile once more!

Lori Glidewell

Posted at 12:36pm
We all grew up together, your family and ours, too many memories to share there ❤️

Charlene Summers

Posted at 01:00pm
Memories Barry you were full of them and always seemed to be happy when you would stop by and have a cup of coffee.

Kim Mezo Posted at 08:54am

Rest in peace my friend. Barry my memory of you that stands out the most is how much you loved God. Many times you've prayed for me or prayed for some one in need. You have helped me through some difficult times in my life and am so greatful for that. You had a good heart, you loved your children and grandchildren. I know you're in a better place and not suffering. So I will see you again one day.

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