Barry Lee Hearth

January 14, 1940 - April 5, 2021

Barry Lee Hearth, 81, of Owensboro passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Chapel Hill, Indiana on January 14, 1940 to the late Russell and Elsie Wilma Allen Hearth. Barry was employed at Carpets Unlimited where he worked in Retail Sales for 50 years. He was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. In his free time, Barry enjoyed watching sports, dabbling with photography, and playing cards. Barry loved drinking his coffee.

Along with his parents, Barry is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emma Hearth, on September 10, 2003; and his brothers, Lee and Nick Hearth; and his sister, Debbie Carpenter.

Barry is survived by his children, Russell (Tammy) Hearth, Robert (Michelle) Harris, and Casey Hearth; his grandchildren, Lisa Shirel, Heather Mitchell, Jasamine Hearth, Kaylee Hearth, Bailey Harris, and Kristen Harris; 5 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Susan (Bob) DeFoe.

Services will be 12:00 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St. Stephen Cathedral, with Father Jerry Riney officiating. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 am to 11:45 am Thursday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

All who wish to honor Barry at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home and church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hearth. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Barry Lee Hearth and sign his virtual guestbook by going to