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Barry Lee Nall, age 61

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


  • Greg & Cayla Pinner Posted January 21, 2020 12:58 PM

    Barry was a godly man who loved to preach and teach the Word of God. Debs & Hannah, we are so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for y’all.

  • Walter and Ann Wood Posted January 21, 2020 1:02 PM

    Barry is at home with the Lord, free of all his physical problems.

  • Debbie Hardwick Posted January 21, 2020 2:06 PM

    Jimmy Hardwick went home to be with our Lord in 2003. He and Barry are now getting re acquainted with our heavenly father. To Deb I say I am so sorry for your loss. I know where you stand today and how difficult it is. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are lifted up for you

  • Ken & Daphne Scroggin Posted January 21, 2020 2:22 PM

    So sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family.🙏🙏

  • Linda and Jc rice Posted January 21, 2020 3:08 PM

    Barry will be missed by many. Our prayers are with his whole family. We were so blessed to know him.

  • Elizabeth Beck Posted January 21, 2020 3:49 PM

    Barry is my second cousin. We grew up together. He was a remarkable man that loved his family. He and I worked on a family heritage project around Christmas and I remember how excited he was talking about the spiritual heritage his great grandmother had left us. I would imagine he is dancing around the throne with all of our relatives that have passed down our spiritual values. Barry will be deeply missed but he has gone Home. We will see him again Deb, your family are in my prayers. May God give you peace

  • Wes Robertson Posted January 22, 2020 11:24 AM

    I considered Barry a real friend. We spent many hours in conversation, argument and, yes, prayer when we were in school at Emmanuel. Our paths diverged after college, but through Facebook we were able to reconnect and rekindle the friendship. We often disagreed, as you would expect when worldviews butt heads, but he maintained his dignity and bigheartedness throughout. Even during college days, Barry was not one to be taken in by the more radical notions that were afoot then but stayed open to those with different points of view. Even though he was an evangelical – and I don’t consider that to be a complimentary term – Barry showed that it is possible to remain true to what you consider important and yet find a way to interact peacefully with those outside the tribe.

    Here’s a hat-tip to a real brother. I will always cherish the time we spent together.

    Peace and all the best to Debs and Hannah.

  • Cherrie & Carroll Brown Posted January 22, 2020 3:22 PM

    Debbie, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Carroll and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • Julie A Chambers Posted January 22, 2020 6:53 PM

    I will miss my friend Barry. He was very influential in my life through his love of music and his love of God. He leaves a part of himself with all of us. I am thankful and grateful to have known him.

  • Eric and Darla Williams Posted January 23, 2020 1:39 AM

    Barry and Debs were our pastors when we lived in Magnolia Arkansas. They brought so much vision and change to our church as well as to our lives. Debs and Hannah we love you and pray for your strength and provision at this time of loss.

  • James R. Eby Posted January 23, 2020 8:00 AM

    Looking forward to being present for the celebration of Barry’s life. He was a true friend over a period of many years. Also looking forward to sharing some of the funny stories that surrounded his life. Barry was truly a unique individual. I’m blessed to have known him. Praying for Debs and Hannah. With the passing of each friend, Heaven becomes a sweeter thought.

  • Clay Price Posted January 26, 2020 8:01 PM

    I met Barry at Emmanuel College back in the 1970s. I don’t remember the details, but he came to a church in NC back in the early 1980s and he came to my home. I was on active duty in the US Navy stationed in Norfolk VA. My condolences to his family.

  • Lee & Bonny Reynolds Posted January 28, 2020 7:43 AM

    We recall bro Barry’s compassion and devotion to and for the Lord.
    He taught us so much while being our Pastor at (Natural Bridge Christian Fellowship} !
    what a Man of God, bro in the Lord and friend.
    He loved his family so dearly . Missed here he is, but he is “Reaping that Great reward “He so willingly Sowed here on earth !
    Praying for Gods strength and comfort and Peace as he Only can bestow to you all Sister Debs,
    we love you all.

  • Linda Thomas. NC Posted February 1, 2020 5:31 PM

    Debs, So very sad to see this announcement of Barry’s passing. Please know many are holding you up in prayer during this season of great loss.

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