Barry Lynn CawleyFebruary 19, 1957 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 60)
Barry Lynn Cawley,(THE PRINCE), 60, of Hardy, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. He spent his life in the auto parts business beginning at age 15 working for B & R Auto Parts in Vinton. He was the owner of Automotive World in Vinton. He later worked at Jamestown Auto and in outside sales for Parts Depot and managed Advance Auto Parts in Vinton where he developed the parts delivery program.
Barry was a simple man who loved his family. He loved all music but was an avid “Beatles” and “Andy Griffith fan. As a passionate MOPAR enthusiast, he loved to travel, going to car shows developing friendships all over the country where he never met a stranger. Barry was a member of The Star City Hot Rod Club. He loved to buy and sell cars and the “Art of the Sale”. He enjoyed watching and listening to NASCAR when racing was racing and would pull the kids out of school to attend Friday qualifying at Martinsville. His favorite meal was a hot dog. Barry decided early in life to travel and explore the country and he loved the beaches his fondest memories were spending time traveling and exploring the world’s beauty with Vicky, Kristin & Robbie. He loved being a grandpa to Gracelynn Mae and took her to Disney this past fall to teach her to start exploring our world. Barry loved spending time at his home in Myrtle Beach.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Vivian Cawley. Surviving family includes his wife of 41 years, Vicky Cawley; daughter, Kristin Cawley; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rhea Cawley; granddaughter, Gracelynn Mae; brother, Steven Thomas, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Many special friends Sherry & Danny, Wayne, Todd, Tommy, David, Ronnie & Jennie, John, Billy, Tim, Freddy, Chris, Ricky, and Al. There are numerous other friends who he loved like family.
A Celebration of Barry’s Life will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at White Rock Baptist Church in Hardy with Ted Debruhl officiating. Following the service a covered dish gathering and car show will continue until 3:00 PM. Bring a dish and dress casual to celebrate Barry’s life. Barry loved flowers but wanted a cure for diabetes donations to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com