Charles Barrier Obituary

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In Memory of

Mr. Charles Barrier

October 19, 1932 - March 15, 2014
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Charles Henry Barrier, Jr. was born on the 19th of October 19 1932, to Charles Henry and Aileen Hall Barrier in Omaha, Texas, an area lived in by his family prior to Texas becoming a Republic. He passed away on Saturday, the 15th of March 2014. He was 81. His parents and his sister, Mary Ann Barrier Edgar, predeceased him in death. Charles met his lifelong love and partner Rebecca Matthews at the University of Houston in 1956. After their first date on his birthday they knew their love was meant to be and married March 16, 1957 in Houston. After their school years Charles and Becky moved to Louisiana where Charles joined his uncle's road...
Charles Henry Barrier, Jr. was born on the 19th of October 19 1932, to Charles Henry and Aileen Hall Barrier in Omaha, Texas, an area lived in by his family prior to Texas becoming a Republic. He passed away on Saturday, the 15th of March 2014. He was 81.
His parents and his sister, Mary Ann Barrier Edgar, predeceased him in death.
Charles met his lifelong love and partner Rebecca Matthews at the University of Houston in 1956. After their first date on his birthday they knew their love was meant to be and married March 16, 1957 in Houston.
After their school years Charles and Becky moved to Louisiana where Charles joined his uncle's road construction company, Hall and Holland, where he had worked each summer since he was 15 years old. The couple spent 12 years in Louisiana, where their three children were born; Deborah Barrier Gladden Doll (John), Charles Mitchell Barrier (Tammy) and Steven Matthew Barrier (Michelle).
The Barrier family returned to Houston in late 1969 to begin a partnership with Dick Edgar. In 1987 with Charles business partner wanting to retire, Charles and Becky formed Barrier Equipment, Inc which they have run with the capable assistance of their sons, Mitchell and Steven.
In 1974 the family purchased a ranch in Dimmit County where they enjoyed raising cattle, quail, citrus and hunting. Here they met Cesar and Dora Munoz, and later their two daughters, who all became a part of their extended family. Some years later they expanded their holdings with Indian Mound Ranch, also in Dimmit County, there Charles and Becky continued their friendly competition of who bagged their limit of birds first.
Charles was a member and former Director of Texas Wildlife Association, Houston Contractors Association, Associated Builders and Contractors. He was a life member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a life member of Harris County Farm and Ranch Club. He served as a member of the International Committee where he had the honor to be named a Diplomat and traveled internationally for many years with the committee promoting HLSR and the state of Texas.
Charles is survived by Becky, his wife of 57 years; their three children and their spouses and grandchildren, Jason Alexander Gladden and his wife Kayleigh, Matthew Hunter Gladden, Elizabeth Peyton Barrier, Madelyn Elizabeth Barrier and Charles Jefferson Barrier. Also surviving are his cousins and dearest friends Jerry Coy and Sarah Davis Moreland. Other survivors include nephew John Michael Edgar, sisters-in-law Ann Matthews, Judy Parker (Ken), numerous nieces and nephews; and cousins Thad Lee Hall and his wife Jane, Betty White and her husband Ross, Patricia Goolsby and her husband Bill, and Martha Lee Calhoun and her husband Bob.
The life journey of Charles Barrier ended on Saturday, the 15th of March 2014, at 81 years of age, in Houston, when he joined his Father in Heaven.
The family would like all to know the care and kindness of Dr. William Lent, Drs. Burpeau, Levy and Asbury are appreciated. We are very grateful to all the friends who expressed their love and concern. Special thanks and love for Rosa and Blanca Granillo for their loving care and tenderness to our beloved husband and father.
A celebration of Charles' life will be held at half-past five o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 25th of March in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where Chaplain C. J. Waller is to officiate.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.
In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, the family would appreciate donations in Charles Barrier's name be directed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund, where the intent is to establish a scholarship in his name. The address is HLSR, P.O. Box 20070, Houston, TX 77225-0070. Telephone 832-667-1000.

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Charles Barrier passed away on Saturday, the 15th of March 2014, in Houston, at the age of 81. Arrangements are to be announced.

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