Barry Lee Nall, 61, of Stephenson,Virginia, passed away on January 16, 2020 at Baptist Hospital Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas with his family by his side. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama on January 20, 1958. He is preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Guy Nall and Mae Willow Sway Nall, of Huntsville, Alabama and a brother, Curtis Glen Nall of Hazel Green, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah Emmalene Agee Nall of Stephenson, VA, a daughter, Hannah Lee Nall Rogers (Ryan), and a grandson, Cohen Samuel Rogers of North Little Rock, AR; one brother, James Terry Nall (Sandy) of Hazel Green, AL, and a multitude of friends and loved ones.
An ordained minister of the Gospel, Barry was radically saved at 15 years old and his zeal and passion for the Word of God never waned. He followed his calling to Emmanuel College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies and later received his Master’s degree in Theology. He and his wife, Debs, partnered together in pastoral ministry their entire married life of 36 years, where they served in Texas, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was currently serving as pastor of Word of Life Ministries in Stephenson, VA. He was an inspiration and mentor to many young people throughout his pastoral career and taught rising leaders in London and El Salvador. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, was a voracious reader, and a perpetual student of the Word. He loved archaeology and interlaced much of his teaching with history and hidden nuggets of information gleaned from years of study. He was a music aficionado who enjoyed a wide variety of styles and artistic expression.
Barry will be missed by those whose lives he touched by his being a friend to the friendless, his kindness, his wit, and his sense of humor, but most of all for his passionate love for God.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, February 1, at 1 pm at his home church, Faith Chapel, 3913 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, Alabama. Rev. Stuart Kelly will officiate, while a number of colleagues in ministry will share as well. A reception will follow.
Arrangement have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400