Barry Lynn Brady
By Kim Swindell Wood | April 5, 2019 1:12 pm
Barry Lynn Brady, 50, of Sparta, passed from this life, on April 4, 2019, at his residence.
Born Monday, Sept. 30, 1968, in Sparta, he was the son of Wilma Bain Jones and Bill Brady.
Barry lived a life of service to others. His service to God was what he was most proud of. He was a lifetime member of Gideons International. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Sparta where he formerly served as a deacon. Barry shared the gospel with anyone he came in contact with. He wanted to make sure he would see us all again in eternity.
Barry was a firefighter and retired as captain from Sparta Fire Department, on Aug. 31, 2018, with over 31 years in fire service. Barry was Sparta Firefighter of the Year, in 1989. He did book sales for the Tennessee Firemen’s Association for 20 years. Barry had served as a State Certified Arson Investigator since 2006. He was Explorer Advisor of the Year, in 2000. He was president of the Tennessee Firemen’s Association, in 2018, and received the Tennessee Fire Association’s Lewis Baker Award, in 2018.
Barry was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson, in 2019, and, in July 2019, he will receive the Tennessee Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Fire Chief’s Association.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., April 8, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Sparta, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, in Walling. Pastor J.D. Davis will officiate. Visitation with the family will be 3-7 p.m., April 7, at the church.
Barry was preceded in death by grandparents Carl Bain, Ruth Bain, and Mamie Tindell.
His surviving family members include his wife, Dawn Brady, of Sparta; sons, Tristin Morrison, Justin Morrison, both of Sparta; mother, Wilma Bain Jones, of Sparta; father, Bill Brady, of Sparta; brother, Bill Brady and wife Amy, of Gallatin; nephew, Clay Brady and wife Kayla, of Sparta; great-nephews, Andrew Brady, Rylen Brady, Jayden Farley; and aunt, Faye Talbert, of McMinnville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Gideons International or the Spring Hill Cemetery Fund.