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Barry Pilant

Barry Dean Pilant, 53, of rural Orrick, Mo., passed away suddenly Friday, June 20, 2014, at his home.

Barry was born In Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 30, 1960, to Charles L. Pilant and Reba A. (Rairdon) Pliant. He had lived in Kearney, Mo., before moving to the Orrick area over 20 years ago. Barry was a general laborer in the construction business as well as having worked in many other capacities. He liked music and playing the guitar and had a passion for coming up with new ideas for the amphitheater he built. He was a man that was always on the go and enjoyed his family and friends. He liked motorcycles and rode with the Freedom of Road Riders and the Weasels of Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Pilant.

Barry leaves behind his son, Brent Pilant, and a daughter, Sara Pilant, both of Independence, Mo.; his mother, Reba A. Pilant of Kearney, Mo.; his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Johnny McEntire of Lawson, Mo.; his grandchildren, Dannie Lynn Brunner and Layne Brunner of Independence, Mo.; and a nephew, J.C. McEntire of Lawson, Mo.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening, June 26, with funeral services following at 7 p.m. at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo.

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By Standard Staff •

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