In Memory

Oscar Joe Barina

1947 - 2016 Joe Barina, Jr., 69, of Beaumont, Texas, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas. He was born on June 11, 1947, to Mildred Huntsucker Barina and Oscar Joe Barina, Sr. in Goldsmith, Texas. Joe retired from BASF and was a preacher all his days. He enjoyed his family and serving others. He has made his eternal goal-arriving in Heaven. Joe was a member of Ridgewood Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Reatha Barina; daughters, Angela Dockery and her husband, David, of Denton, Texas and Tisha Wilhite and her husband, Brent, of Searcy, Arkansas; son, Caleb Barina of Beaumont, Texas; brothers, Howard Barina and his wife, Beth, of Brady, Texas and Lloyd Barina and his wife, Jennifer, of Granberry, Texas; sisters, Lenora Cates and Sharon Coon, both of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Alex, Jeremiah, Lindsey, Jadyn, and Hudson; and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Aubry. A memorial service for Mr. Barina will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Westgate Church of Christ, 6390 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, Texas, under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas. A cake reception will be held immediately after the services. A family committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgewood Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 5126, Beaumont, Texas 77726; or to the Meadows Church of Christ, 9195 Dishman Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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04/06/17 10:21 PM #1    

Billy Mac Brown

Joe was in my first grade class with Mrs. Copeland as our teacher at Goldsmith Elementary.  That was the 1953-1954 school years.  He had developed polio just before he entered school and one leg was shorter so he walked with a limb.  I can not remember anything negative about Joe.  He was just a good guy.  Thanks to Dana Quinn Hounshel for the information on his death. 

04/07/17 08:46 PM #2    

Dana Frances Quinn (Hounshell)

Thank you Billy Mac for posting the info about Joe.  I'm just sorry I never was able to see him again after high school.  He was in my 2nd grade class at Goldsmith.  Evidently, he was a good student as he attended Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas.  I talked to him on the telephone one time before one of our '65 reunions.  He couldn't make the reunion, but would have liked to have seen everyone.

My parents were good friends with his parents.  My mother helped them paint and wallpaper their house when I was very young.  I noticed Joe's mother was mentioned as Mildred.  That must have been her first name as I never heard anyone call her that.  Louise was probably her second name.

He told me when I talked to him that my dad was the reason he had become a preacher.  I was shocked.  He told me that dad would make him get in front of everyone and direct a song.  Daddy did have the boys try to direct singing.

When I start recalling all our memories, I get sad.  Gary and I both think that we had the best of times being from out there in good ole West Texas.

Again, thank you for all that you do.  I appreciate it so very much!!!!

Love to all,


04/08/17 12:05 PM #3    

Jerry David Westberry

A friend that will be missed. RIP brother Joe.

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