On Wednesday March 21, 2018 Barry Ellegood lost his fight to cancer, at the age of 49. Barry was born in Colby, Kansas to Ben and Donnette (Nelson) Ellegood on January 3, 1969. He was the second oldest of four brothers. Barry passed away at the Logan County Hospital in Oakley, Kansas surrounded by his family. Barry was a lifelong resident of Oakley, Kansas. He welcomed his first child Taylor in 1991 and his second child Teigan in 1996. Barry had always struggled with his health and in January of 2015 he received a kidney and pancreas transplant. He made it home 3 days before his first grandson Jax was born. He happily welcomed a second grandchild Zoe in December 2016. Barry loved his grandchildren. They were the light of his life. He was a huge sports fan and could always tell you the stats of any NFL player or the score of a game.
Barry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Alice Ellegood; his grandmother Lucille Nelson, and his uncle Dick Nelson.
Barry is survived by his parents Ben and Donnette, daughter Taylor and her husband, Wayne; son Teigan; two grandchildren, Jax and Zoe;, brothers, Tracy (Tiffany), Shane (Melissa), and Lance; aunt Connie (Dan); nieces and nephews, Brittany (Jeff), Max (Renee), Bailey, Chelsey, Lucas, and Ryker, as well as many other relatives and close friends.
A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Gateway Fellowship Church, Oakley. Memorials are suggested to the Barry Ellegood Grandchildren Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For condolences or information visit www.baalmannmortuary.com