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Barry Tully, 83

Barry Tully, 83

Barry Tully, 83, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully on June 21, 2016. Barry is survived by his loving wife Elaine, and four children Chris, Sarah, Jason, and Emily. Barry was born and grew up in Hackensack, NJ. In 1953 he enlisted in the Navy, and spent four years actively serving his country as a Navy Pilot. He remained in the service for 16 years as a reservist reaching the rank of Commander. An avid pilot, Barry worked the majority of his life in New York City as an aviation journalist and then copywriter. In 1996 he and his family moved to Hendersonville, where, in retirement, he spent 20 years enjoying life in the mountains. A voracious reader, history buff, sports enthusiast and hiker, Barry spent his time combing the library, backpacking with his daughter, and regaling friends and family with endless tales.

A casual celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 27 at The Cedars in Hendersonville beginning at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Alzheimer’s research and support at
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.