A memorial service for Barry Gale Scarborough, 57, of Tyler will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Snell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
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Mr. Scarborough passed away March 26, 2014, at Sundance at Oak Hills under the care of Heart to Heart Hospice.
He was born July 27, 1956, in Plainview to Buster and Jessie Jean McClellan Scarborough.
He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1974 and Tyler Junior college in 1977 with a surveying degree. He met Mary Lynn Tucker and they were married on May 28, 1977. Barry was a registered professional land surveyor and was a surveyor with Adams Engineering from 1978 until 1999 and then became president of Summit Surveying Co. from 1999 to 2009.
Barry had a servant's heart, a passion for helping others. He was a committed Christian, served as a deacon at University Church of Christ and West Erwin Church of Christ, actively involved in benevolent work, a Bible teacher for tots through adults. He was committed to his work and felt responsible for those who worked for him. He was a lifetime blood donor and a proud family man. Barry loved music; he played guitar, banjo and mandolin (and just about any other stringed instrument he picked up). He led singing at church and often sang for funerals and weddings.
Mr. Scarborough was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 36 years, Mary Lynne Scarborough, of Tyler; daughters, Sara Beth Scarborough, of Tyler, and Amye Kathleen Scarborough, of Galveston; sister, Sheryl Ann Wade, of Alba; and mother, Jessie Jean Scarborough, of Mineola.
Our journey through Alzheimer's has been long (more than 10 years) and has taught us many things …forgiveness, compassion, a willingness to step out of our comfort zone, patience, perseverance, faith in a God who continues to hold our hand and guide us along that unknown path called life, a sense of wonder as we learn about his love and comfort, a new appreciation of today and his world we've been blessed to be a part of, the peace in looking forward to a reunion where we will all know each other and live in the light forever.
Our thanks go out to those who have walked alongside us in this journey, especially the caregivers who have unselfishly taken care of Barry and our family.
The caregivers and staff of Sundance have been a blessing to Barry and his family on this journey through Alzheimer's.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you join them in showing their gratitude for the selfless love that has been shown Barry. Your gift can be mailed to Sundance at Oak Hills, 2651 Elkton Trail, Tyler, 75703.
Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, TX 75703
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Mar. 28, 2014