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Bob Barry Sr. passes away at 80

Posted on: October 30, 2011 5:48 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Former Oklahoma and Oklahoma State announcer and sports director at KFOR in Oklahoma City Bob Barry Sr. was found dead in his Norman, Oklahoma home on Sunday.

Barry called games for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1962 to 1971, and then again from 1991 until this past spring. In between those stints with the Sooners he also called games for Oklahoma State and Tulsa basketball.

"Bob Barry represented the best of the Sooner spirit," said Oklahoma president David L. Boren in a statement. "With his contagious enthusiasm, he was one of the best sports broadcast journalists in the entire nation. He was loved by Oklahomans all across our entire state and will be missed by all of us." 

“We send our condolences to Bob’s family and thank them for sharing him with us for so many years," said Bob Stoops in a separate statement. "I know this is a difficult time for them, but hope they can find comfort in a life well-lived and the love of countless fans all over the country.” 

Barry was 80 years old, and the cause of his death is yet to be determined.

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Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Bob Barry Sr. passes away at 80

It's been a great time knowing you coach. You're now going on to bigger and better things.

bw



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Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 2:00 pm
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Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:10 am
 

Bob Barry Sr. passes away at 80

I remember I met him when I was a kid at the TV station on Britton road. We used to go there to get free wrestling tickets and they filmed some of them there. He was a nice man and we all loved his play by play, when no games except the big ones were on TV. I wish his whole family good spirits and to know he was a LEGEND around here and he will be MISSED!



Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Bob Barry Sr. passes away at 80

Rest In Peace Bob Barry.  You lived an exemplary life.



Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Bob Barry Sr. passes away at 80

Loved ya man. sorry



Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Bob Barry Sr. passes away at 80

Bob Barry you will be missed, Loved ya ma.



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