Mr. Barry Lee Hass, age 63, of Creston, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Watauga Hospital in Boone, NC. Mr. Hass was currently living with his sister in Sparta, NC. Barry was born October 26, 1957 in Lebanon County, Pa. to George William and Ellen Gundrum Hass. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kathleen F. Heffner Hass; son, Jason Thomas Hass as well as brother, William David Hass of Pa; sister, Bonnie Louise Mershon of Pa; and brother-in-law, Robert Hartsoe.
Barry Hass, was a floor and tile installer. He was an active member of his community, serving the Riverview Lions Club as a Charter member since 1999 and serving as President for one year, district tail twister for fifteen years; state convention, gofer, board of Directors, and Chairman of the Rubber Duckie Race. Barry was also a member and officer of the Riverview Community Center, the Ashe Outreach of Creston and was a member of the Big Laurel United Church of Christ. He served as Director at Large for the North Carolina Rabbit Breeders Association and was a huge supporter of the NC Youth for the NCRBA. Barry also served as First Responder, twice Captain, and as Fireman of the Creston Fire Dept. for 20 years.
He is survived by his son, Michael Barry Hass of Boone; his daughter, Sarah Louise Hass and husband, of Creston; two sisters, Judy Hartsoe of Sparta and Beverly Copenhaver of PA; brother-in-law, Thomas Heffner of PA; and sister-in-law, Gail Heffner Showers of PA. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren; Ricky, James, Ashley, and Nathaniel; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in the spring at the Riverview Community Center. The date and time will be announced at a later date.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love, support and especially prayers at this very difficult time.
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