Barry A. Renson, 73, of Mifflintown, died at 11:05 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021 at his residence.
Born December 29, 1947 in Abington, Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel (Schramm) Renson.
On February 7, 1970, he married his surviving wife, Carla M. (Miller) Renson with whom he was fortunate to share over 51 years of marriage.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Stephanie A. Miller and her husband Keith of Levittown, Nicole A. Renson and her fiancé Bill Fox of Mifflintown, and Lanette S. Renson and her fiancé Mike Smith of Feasterville; seven grandchildren, Tiffiny Hires and her husband Russ, Kyle-Ann Miller, Austin Gifford, Evan Gifford, Jayden Smith, Erika Long and Lexi Smith; one great-grandson, Robert Renson; two sisters, Beverly Hague of Richmond, VA and Ruth Crossley and her husband Robert of Parkland, PA; his father and stepmother, Carl and Mildred Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Renson; and one brother, Joseph Renson.
Mr. Renson was employed and retired as an assistant supervisor in the Township of Middletown. Highways Department in Levittown after more than 39 years of service.
Barry proudly and honorably served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with palm.
He was a member and attended the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Mifflintown
His hobbies included fishing, hunting in his previous life, cooking with unique ingredients, computer games, playing slots at Harrah’s and sitting in his chair while he observed wildlife, in particular. birds and deer.
He will be remembered for his sarcastic wit, dry humor and love for his family.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday July 23, 2021 at Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville with Pastor Terry Smith officiating where all military burial honors will be bestowed by the Juniata County Veteran Council . Interment will be private.
A visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
The family will provide all funeral flowers and request that memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Renson may be made to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund, 1235 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202
Online condolences and tributes can be shared with family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.