Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Obituary: Barry L. Nall


November 21, 2007

Memorial services for Barry Lee Nall, 60, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Heartland Community Church in Lawrence. He has donated his body to the Kansas University School of Medicine for cancer research.

Mr. Nall died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 21, 1947, in Vinita, Okla., the son of Jasper and Mary Piquard Nall. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1966.

Mr. Nall served in the U.S. Marines from 1967 to 1971 and was in Vietnam from December of 1967 to January of 1969. He was a pipe fitter and worked for Conley Sprinklers in Pleasanton. He worked for Mike Elwell in Lawrence, where he did foundry work. He was also vice president of Devonian Oil Co.

He helped make many of the bronze statues in Lawrence while he worked, including those at Abe & Jake's Landing. He sold real estate in Lawrence during the 1970s and early '80s. He was a member of Lawrence Heights Christian Church and Pipefitters Local 669. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He married Debbie Andrews on Jan. 18, 1969, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Chrissy Nall Unruh, Wichita, and Natalie N. Nall, Lawrence; two sons, Ryan L. Nall and Kenny Nall, both of Lawrence; four sisters, Phyllis Faulconer, Grove, Okla., Rosemary Bryant, Eudora, Barbara Roper, Lawrence, and Judy K. Copeland, Perry; a step-sister, Jane Deason, Tulsa, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Barry L. Nall Memorial Fund, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Nall.

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