Barry Satterwhite

barry satterwhite

October 7, 1944 ~ December 4, 2023

Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Barry Cline Satterwhite was reunited with past loved ones on December 4, 2023. He enjoyed a loving life well-lived.

It all started in Ft. Worth, TX, on October 7, 1944. The Satterwhites soon moved to Abilene, where Barry grew up with his three siblings. He attended Abilene High, occasionally jump shooting ducks off local stock tanks before school. He was athletic, a basketball player. Summer jobs produced some harrowing hay-baling stories. The family attended the Church of Christ, an influence that, along with parental (and sibling) guidance, ultimately led him to Abilene Christian College (now, University).  He graduated with a degree in business marketing, but, ever industrious, was already busy with his next chapters. During a tumultuous time in American history, he joined the Army Reserves, ultimately serving for many years. He’d also met his first love at ACC, Sandra Joyce Crawford. They married on June 8, 1968, and began a 28-year journey that produced two more loves, first a daughter, then a son. He threw himself into parenting – ubiquitous little league coach (all sports), religious educator, and the most enthusiastic parent on the sidelines of all his kids’ sports. Barry and Sandy raised those kids up throughout Texas (mostly), as Barry transferred around with Halliburton – another chapter he began before college graduation. Those moves took them to Plano (enter the daughter), Denver, CO (enter the son), Ft. Worth, Katy, Grapevine (exit both kids to college), and Duncan, OK. He lost his love Sandy in Duncan in 1997. Changes coming in bunches, he soon retired after a 35-year, rewarding career at Halliburton. God then rewarded the faithful as Barry fell for Ann Watson Rogers and added another love and eternal partner to his life. The couple married in 1999 and began yet another life chapter.

Barry and Ann moved briefly to Houston, but quickly found themselves located in the Brazos Valley, TX. Spending time (some might call it hard labor) improving a country property outside Franklin, they moved to a home in Calvert and embraced the community there. Barry sought out and was sought by local government and civic organizations, serving on the city council and as Mayor Pro Tem for years and volunteering with the Lions Club. A home purchased in College Station introduced a new community to serve. He was active, alongside Ann, in various civic organizations there, including the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural Science as a Board Member for several years and as an eager volunteer at the Arts council of Brazos Valley whenever needed.

Travel, travel – Barry and Ann travelled all over with a continued curiosity and zest for life. River cruises along the Danube, Scotland, Italy, trains through Europe, Russia, all over Texas and the U.S. They drove a ragtop, competed in horse-drawn carriage events, hunted boar, hosted galas, appreciated all forms of art. Barry was ever-drawn to Aggie football, the outdoors, and activity. He was the consummate host. He loved his grandchildren and cherished time with them. His loved ones loved him immensely.

Reunited love and loves left behind:  Barry is reconvened with his dad, Elvis Cline Satterwhite, his mom, Geraldine Satterwhite, wife Sandra, brother Steve Satterwhite, stepson Mark Rogers, and those folks now gone that influenced him as a father, husband, giver, and man. He’ll await wife Ann, those kids that provided consistent frustration and pride, Dawn and Brandon Satterwhite, daughter-in-law Mindy Satterwhite, stepdaughter Pam Rogers, grandchildren Grace and Piper Satterwhite (Brandon’s contribution), Avery Lubbers (Dawn’s contribution), and Anthony and Sean Rogers (Mark and Pam’s contribution), sisters Jan Mullican and Gay Lynn Testut, and innumerable family and friends that enabled and supported his life well-lived.

A memorial service will be held at the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 4180 Hwy. 6, College Station, TX 77845, on Saturday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Arts Council of Brazos Valley ( or the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History (

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  1. We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

    I have very fond childhood memories of Mr. Satterwhite always having time to throw the football in the front yard, or shoot hoops. He also coached many youth baseball and football teams that I was on. He will definitely be missed.

  2. Our family has memories of Barry from Abilene where he and Chuck Hughes were good friends & played football together at Abilene High. He was always a kind & generous man from a good family. He will be missed

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