Leonard N. Barrick

Leonard N. Barrick
Leonard N. Barrick

Leonard N. Barrick, loving husband and father of two, died peaceably at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Amarillo, TX. He was 89 years of age.

Leonard was born on September 22, 1930 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Henry H. and Charlotte (Snow) Barrick. He married Donna (Plesner) on October 16, 1950. They raised two sons, Gary and Bruce.

In January 1961, Leonard started what is now Diversified Interiors of Amarillo. He built a large, successful commercial construction company and retired in 1986, turning full control over to his two sons. He was proud to see it eventually become a third-generation family-owned business. After an early life health incident while the boys were only in elementary school, he learned to take time away from work to enjoy his two passions, bird hunting and fishing. Whether walking a large plot of land in search of duck, dove or quail, on a lake seeking out bass, or wading a Colorado stream trying for a much larger trout, he was in his happy place, enjoying nature and being with God. He and Donna always looked forward to days spent camping and fishing in Colorado which eventually led to them to having a vacation home in Pagosa Springs.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters, and one grandson, Gabe.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, Gary, wife, Marcia, and Bruce, wife, Debby; grandchildren, Dusty, Brady, Amanda, Tamara and Barrett; and eleven great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please honor Leonard with a donation to either St. Stephen United Methodist Church or the Harrington Cancer Center.

25 Replies to “Leonard N. Barrick”

  1. I will miss my Uncle Leonard. It is a great comfort to know he is with mother and daddy and all his family in the presence of Jesus. Donna, Gary and Bruce, Praying for peace and comfort for you. Hugs….

  2. Leonard was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Barrick family. May your fond memories one day replace the sadness you feel at this time.

  3. I’m very sorry for your loss. He was one of the best men I have every had the pleasure of knowing.

  4. Love you Uncle Leonard!! Tell my Dad I love him. You are now with your entire family. What a wonderful reunion. Thanks for teaching me how to fish. You are such a loving fun Uncle!!

  5. Dear Donna, Gary and Bruce:
    My heart is sad at the news of the loss of Uncle Leonard. Though the miles have kept us apart these past years, I have so many wonderful memories of our life in Oklahoma. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. I thank God for my Uncle Leonard and am so thankful his pain is over. . . .Looking forward to a family reunion in our heavenly home! God be with each of you at this sad time.
    Love you all so much, Joyce Johnson and Sam too!

  6. So very sorry for your loss Donna, Bruce and Gary. Reading about Leonard‘s life, it sounds like he was a truly remarkable man who loved God, his family, and nature. I’m saddened for your loss, but rejoice in knowing he is with his Lord and Savior, no longer in pain, and will be reunited with you later.

  7. We love you all so much!!!!
    I know there are hugs, laughs, and love being shared with Mimi and Papa In heaven right now.

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