Barry Alan Pirkle, 69, of Winslow, passed away March 29, 2022 in Newburgh, IN. He was born November 8, 1952 to Odell Forrest and Hilda Louise Pirkle in Evansville, IN. Barry graduated from Winslow High School and went on to earn an undergraduate BA from Oakland City University and a Masters from University of Evansville. Later he received two Doctoral Degrees, one from Indiana University and the other from Spaulding University in Louisville, KY. Barry loved to travel and teach. He taught at Breckenridge, Washington, Pike Central Middle and High Schools, and was a supervisor for Gibson Pike Warrick (GPW) Special Ed Services. He will be missed by his loved ones and those whose lives he touched.
Barry is survived by his wife, Renee (Woods) Pirkle; sister, Nancy (Jeff) Bolin of Winslow, IN and their children, Bryan, Christopher, and Andrew; his brother, Philip (Jan) Pirkle of Indianapolis, IN and their children, Rachel Bolin of South Carolina and Kathie Walther of Chicago, IL; great nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and family and friends.
Graveside services for Barry will take place at 10 AM EST on Thursday, March 31, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Campbelltown, IN. Pastor Don Fausnaugh will be officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations please be made to PAWS of Petersburg and may be mailed to PO Box 63 Petersburg, IN 47567 or the Winslow High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and may be mailed to PO Box 217 Petersburg, IN 47567. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care.
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