November 1, 1956 ~ October 3, 2021

Born in: Austell, Georgia
Resided in: College Station, Texas

On October 3rd, 2021 in College Station, Texas, Barry Hardy joined his mother and father Perry and Elizabeth Hardy in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Isbell-Hardy of College Station, his daughters; Melissa Polasek of College Station and her spouse Danny, Jennifer Boyd and spouse Nik, of College Station. Grandchildren, Brylee Morgan, Jeremy Brackman, Jolie and Jensen Boyd. Brother and sister-in-law Charles Ray and Judy Hardy of Beaumont, Texas; sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Bob Buffington of Forsyth, Georgia; and sister Dale Hardy of Alpharetta, GA. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members that loved him very much. We would also like to include Jamie McCarver, who Barry always lovingly called the “milkman’s daughter”, her husband Shannon and their children, Hanna and McKenzy, whom he considered his granddaughters. 

Barry was born on November 1st, 1956 in Austell, GA. In 1973 with a trunk full of beer, and running from the law, he moved to Galveston, Texas and accepted a position as a fry cook in a Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse, where he worked for many years. He moved to College Station, Texas and worked for Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse and later for Refrigeration Valves and Systems for 17 years before retiring. There, he met the love of his life, Peggy Isbell-Hardy. In 1977, borrowing $10 from his father-in-law, Lional Isbell, he married Peggy and she remained “still the one” after 44 years. Barry was a great family man, friend, loving father, and a devoted grandfather who was always there for his grandkids. 

Barry loved tinkering with his 63 Chevy, especially while listening to 70’s rock and roll and hammering down on an awesome burnout. His family and friends will always remember him as the  “Hippie of the RV Life”. For those who knew Barry, his motto, as displayed on his Chevy “Simply a great life” is a testament to a spirit  that kept a smile on his face despite surviving 3 organ transplants, brain cancer, and multiple other surgeries.

“Papa was a rollin’ stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.”

A life celebration will be heldSunday, October 17, 2021 at 1:30 P.M., at Peach Creek Community Center, 2281 Peach Creek Rd., College Station, Texas. Please come help us celebrate Barry’s life by sharing your stories.  All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please  consider a donation in Barry’s honor to Southwest Transfer Alliance, or checks can be made to Southwest Transplant and mailed to: Southwest Transplant Alliance Foundation 8190 Manderville Lane, Dallas, Texas 75231

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  1. Peggy,
    I met Barry through you and we became Facebook friends. He was always fun on the site and the few times we met so nice. I wish that I could have known him better. I loved all the travel adventures that you took and I felt that I was there through your pictures and postings on Facebook. I am holding warm thoughts and prayer for you and the family.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of loss. Barry was one of my few Heroes, because of his determination to beat All his Life set backs, he never let anything over come his “hard knocks”. A true and brave person, who was an inspiration.
    Blessings,
    Locke Pachall

  3. I am a complete lose of words!!!!
    You will be missed by many and I will always cherish our memories and time spent together.

    Keith

  4. I was looking for someone else’s obituary and was shocked to find this one instead. I spent years working with Barry at RVS and he was such a hard worker even through his surgeries and illnesses. He will be missed.

  5. Mr.Hardy you were such a kind soul. What an honor to have been a part of your life. May you rest easy and ride on in the rv with momma. God bless you all. With love

    Cari Kali Mae & Cody Grimes.

  6. So sorry for your loss, sending prayers and love to the family during this time. Still shocked and sadden, Mrs. Hardy if you need please give us a call.

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