Barry Dean Pilant

December 30, 1960 – June 20, 2014

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

Barry was born in Kansas City, Mo., on December 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 ampitheatre 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, 2014, with funeral services following at 7 p.m. at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo.


Reba Pilant and Barry’s family.
Just wanted offer our respects and say we are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts as you travel this road.
Sincerely, David and Maxine Carey
(Maxine was teaching in Kearney when Charles was on the Board of Education)

Reba, Lisa and family,
I treasure many memories of Barry as a long ago childhood friend. After the family moved to Kearney, we gradually lost contact. However, I do remember spending great times with your family and riding horses with Barry. I’m sure he will be dearly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,
Bryce Strong

Lisa, Johnny and son:
You are in our prayers.
Susan Cusimano