Link, James Barry

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James Barry Link passed away peacefully at Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery on Friday, June 26, 2020 surrounded by loving family and friends. Barry was born on November 20, 1957. He was preceded in death by his father, James Claude Link, Jr., his paternal grandparents Claude and Ida Link, and his maternal grandparents Dallas and Mary Ross.

Barry is survived by his mother, Betsy Link of Newport, VA; his son, James Benjamin Link of Newport, VA; his daughter, Hannah Morgan Link of Boca Raton, FL; his loving partner, Joan Harrington of Newport, VA; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Terri and Harry Kammer of Bluefield, VA and Kimberly and Michael Secor of High Point, NC; two nephews, Noah Secor and Matthew Beck; two nieces, Katherine and Caroline Kammer; two aunts, Nancy Dowdy of Richmond, VA and Peggy (Bill) Sword of Marion, VA; mother of his children, Susan Bays; numerous cousins; and many loving friends and wonderful neighbors.

Barry loved Giles County and was known as one of the most intelligent country boys you’d ever meet. He was quick-witted, life of the party, and never met a stranger. He was lifelong friends with many of his classmates from Giles High School and Radford University. Barry was a loving father, son, uncle, brother, and friend. Like his father, he was a man among men.

There will be a graveside service held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Lucas Cemetery in Newport, VA with Stuart Davis officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jay Fraizer, Noah Secor, Josh Spencer, Barry Stanley, Tim Steele, and Fred Woodbury. The Link family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, June 29, 2020 in the Kendall Funeral Home chapel in Pembroke, VA.

The family request s in lieu of flowers Memorial donations be made to the Link Farm Covered Bridge at 100 Covered Bridge Lane, Newport, VA 24128 to assist with continuous renovations or to the charity of your choice.

Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, VA are honored to be serving the Link family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting