Barry A. Renson, 73, of Mifflintown, passed away at 11:05 AM on Monday, July 19, 2021 at his residence.
Born on December 29, 1947 in Abington, Montgomery County, he was a 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 blessed to share over 51 years of marriage.
In addition to 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 mother in law, Carl and Mildred Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Renson; and one brother, Joseph Renson.
Mr. Renson was employed and retired as an Assistant Supervisor at Middletown Twp. Highway 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 achieved the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.
He was a member and attended the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Mifflintown
His hobbies included fishing, hunting in earlier life, cooking with unique ingredients, computer games, playing the slot machines at Harrah’s, and sitting in his chair while he watched the wildlife, especially birds and deer.
He will be remembered for his sarcastic wit, dry humor, and his love for his family.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021 from the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville with Pastor Terry Smith officiating where full military burial honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veteran’s Council. Interment will be private.
A Viewing will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral services at 11:30 AM on Friday at the funeral home.
The family will provide all funeral flowers and kindly ask that memorial contributions in Mr. Renson’s memory can be made to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund, 1235 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter,1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Online condolences and tributes can be shared with the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.