Barry Don Tisdale
February 24, 1933  -  June 26, 2018

Barry Don Tisdale

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Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, June 29, 2018
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Barry Don Tisdale, 85, of Midland, passed away on June 26, 2018 at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Odessa. His grandson, Jonathan Horton, of Grace Christian Fellowship, will be officiating.

Barry was born in Phillips, TX to Clyde and Nancy Tisdale on February 24, 1933. He grew up primarily in the Texas Panhandle before graduating from Odessa High School. He attended Odessa College and graduated with a business degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. Barry was a businessman who began his career in the oil field before owning and operating several restaurants and other small businesses over the years in Temple, TX and Cloudcroft, NM in addition to the Permian Basin. Work was his hobby and he was fortunate to be able to work his entire life. He was a member of the Jaycees, serving in several leadership roles.

Barry was preceded by his parents, Clyde and Nancy; his brother, Marion (Snook) Tisdale; and his youngest son, Dan Tisdale.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen Ruth Tisdale; his children, Mike Tisdale (Sandy), Mark Tisdale (Betty), and Jana Horton (Don); his sister, Jane Smith; seven grandchildren (Julie Brandenburg, Alli Beversdorf, Sarah Semer, Jonathan Horton, Jahdiel Caudle, Jeremy Horton, and Jay Tisdale); 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jay Tisdale, Jeremy Horton, Brandon Beversdorf, Andrew Semer, Clinton Caudle, and Bryan Tripp.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Hospice Midland or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please visit our guest registry at


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  1. Connie & Fred phillips
    Odessa, TX

    Helen, I was so sad to hear that Barry had passed away. My sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Glenn Todd
    Cloudcroft, NM

    Helen, Just found out about Barry. So sorry. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.


  3. Curt and Linda Hopkins
    Buda, TX

    We extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family and pray for the Lord to grant you comfort and healing.

  4. Jack and Ladeane Murphy
    Irving, TX

    Helen and family, Jack and Ladeane have you in our prayers. Sorry we could not be there. Bless you all and love you.

  5. Cassie Hudson and family
    Odessa, TX

    Helen, I am so sorry to hear about Barry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. --Bullard/Hudson Family

  6. Catherine Smith
    Temple, TX

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Barry (Mr. T). I worked several years at the Taco Villa in Temple. I have not seen him or his family since 1997. Prayers are with all of you. -Catherine and Gary Smith

  7. Tim & Debbie Bjork
    Austin, TX

    Our hearts and prayers are with you in the loss of your wonderful Dad. May the Lord give you His comfort and peace in these difficult days.

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