Harry Dean Barak

Harry Dean Barak, 67, of Waco, passed away Friday, January 17th from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Memorial Service: 3PM Monday, January 20, 2020 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

Harry was born June 17, 1952 in Waco to Emil and Mary Nell Barak. He attended LaVega schools. He was employed with Wolfe Florist for many years before becoming a mason and building a business with his brother, Larry. Harry enjoyed riding and working on Harley-Davidson motorcycles with his brother and many friends. At one time he completely dismantled a Harley and then rebuilt it to proudly ride again. He and Larry also enjoyed racing cars.

Harry recently adopted his best buddy, Rooster from Fuzzy Friends. Rooster is going to miss those Christi’s Hamburgers they often shared.

Harry cherished his daughter Sarah and his grandson, James Peyton, with whom he loved to act silly and make jokes. James Peyton was “Pawpaw’s Boy.” Sarah enjoyed making Sunday dinner for both Harry and his twin, Larry. If you did something for one, you did it for both because they were inseparable; and Larry is like a father to Sarah as well. Needless to say, Harry and Larry had a bond like no other.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; and by his one true love, Debbie Bohannan- she was the love of his life.

Survivors include daughter, Sarah Barak; grandson, James Peyton Pfleiderer; twin brother, Larry Barak; sister, Velma Volcik (Danny); brother, James Barak (Sharon); brother, Billy Jack Barak (Brenda); sister, Brenda Sulak (J.R.); sister, Judy Ray (Randall); sister, Marilyn Anderson (Paul); sister, Carolyn Woodard; nieces and nephews, Douglas, Michael, Shelly, Shana, J.R., Alicia, Serena, Amanda, BJ, Keith, Kevin, Kelli, Tonya, Kaci, Lindsey, Brandon, Joseph, Jeffrey, and “special niece,” Emily; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Tye, Sammy Tullos, Danny Bishop, and Rhett Domangue.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or Fuzzy Friends Rescue.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Emergency Trauma Team, Surgical ICU, doctors including Dr. Cahill and Dr. Wright, nurses and staff.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Sending out thoughts and prayers.
    The McGee Family

    • David & Nancy Berry

      I am so sorry to hear about Harry’s passing and my sincere condolences to Marilyn & Paul and the entire Barak family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Nancy Zilem Burns

    Prayers and sympathy to all the Batak family????????♥️
    May he rest in prace????????

  3. Sarah,

    You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Nancy Hilburn Shelton

  4. Terry M. Sutherland

    May God lift this entire family up and keep all strong in Jesus Name. Bless you all and so sorry in the loss of Harry, known him for a long time.

  5. RIP Harry

  6. I hate to hear this. God bless his soul. Prayers for all.

  7. So sorry to hear this. Larry if you need me in anyway I’m just around the corner. R.I.P. HARRY

  8. Becky lambert bilnoski

    Prayer for peace and comfort for the family & friends..rest in peace Harry…❤❤


    I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Dawn and Donald Taylor

    Our condolences to the Barak family and friends. So sorry for the loss of a great person. May GOD wrap his arms around each and everyone. So sorry My friends Brenda, Tonya, Kelli and Kevin.
    Love Dawn Donald Taylor and boys

  11. Sarah and Family,
    My heart felt prayers are with you all.

    Carol Strength

  12. So sorry to hear this,RIP Harry

  13. Lorrie Rager Metcalf

    My deepest sympathy to Harry’s family! May God be with you all and help you find peace and comfort! Fly high Harry!! If you should see my brother “Bud” tell him Hey for me!!

  14. Kelly and Carl Ferguson

    So sorry for your loss. Much love to you Sarah, Larry and family Carl and Kelly Ferguson

  15. Prayers going up for the family and friends. Gonna miss you ol man. LOVE you Larry.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss! ♥️

  17. Prayers for the entire family I have known Harry for many years been I know he was very proud of his sweet daughter Sarah and grandson James.He will be missed !! I have many fond memories of him.

  18. Larry, I am so very sorry to hear of Harry passing. Both Carolyn and I have you and the family in our prayers, “and may GOD bless.”

  19. Worked with Harry many years ago, he was a great person. Condolences to his family.

  20. Cindy McCollaum Fields

    RIP my child hood friend U me and Larry Love u both u will be missed sweetheart !! See u again!! Fly high in the sky!! Looking down on us!!????❤️????

  21. Paula Chapman Ray

    Larry, I’m so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. It’s been a while since I seen Harry but he had a place in my heart. He will be truly missed.

  22. Donnie & Ann Taylor

    It’s hard to put into words when we lose someone we care about !Harry will be missed .Our deepest sympathy to all of the Barak family . May god be with you in this moment of sorrow.

  23. Rest in peace Harry..prayers for your family.. Respectfully, Tim Anderson

  24. Donnie & Ann Taylor

    It’s hard to put into words when we lose someone we care about !Harry will be missed .Our sympathy to all of the Barak family . May god be with you in this moment of sorrow.

  25. Donnie & Ann Taylor

    We are so sorry to hear of Harrys passing .He will be missed by all who knew him.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Barak family .May god be with you in this time of sorrow

  26. Sandra Schonerstedt

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Harry and my brother were really good friends.

    Sandra Schonerstedt

  27. The Sykora Family

    Dear Brenda, Larry, Sarah and all the Barak Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Harry and his tragic accident & death. May God wrap his arms around all of you, especially Larry as we know how close they were all their lives. Praying for your peace & comfort today & all the days ahead.

    God Bless You,
    Jimmy & Cyndi Sykora

  28. Brandon menefee

    I will love talking to you in the morning just to see what needs get fixed from not using ing but most thing is you Harry won’t ever be another love you we got it from here never forgotten and well loved

  29. Peace be with the family and friends. He lives forever in the hearts and minds of those people who love him. God be with you.

  30. Suzy (Powell) Seitzler

    Many prayers to this family, especially Sarah and Larry. May God give all of you the strength and comfort you during the difficult days ahead.

  31. My sincere condolences to the family! Harry was a life long friend and we shared many good times in our younger days he will be missed but the memories and times we shared will last forever. To Larry and all the family keep your head up you were blessed to have such a good man.
    Gary & Amber Brooks.

  32. Connie Gilmore McDugal

    Rest in peace Harry..Prayers for Sarah and Larry and the Barak Family..see you on the other side…

  33. Sam and Joyce Yates

    You all are in our prayers and have our greatest sympathy. We love ya’ll and will be with you.
    God Bless you and send you His mercy and comfort.

  34. I’m so sorry for your loss Brenda , Larry & Sarah . I haven’t seen Harry in a long time but still have memories of when they lived on Bluebird. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers . Vickie (Gilmore) Ayers

  35. My heart is broken. Sarah loved your mom and dad like family. Your dad and I kidded around a lot. Harry always got the last word in. We laughed at each other all the time. Looking forward to seeing him again in Heaven. He had a hard head guess that’s why we got along so well.
    Debbie Ray

  36. Tammy R. Taylor

    To all my Barak cousins, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Harry. I remember seeing you guys when we were younger and making those summer trips to Waco. It has been many years since I have been to Waco. My thoughts are with everyone during this time. I especially am thinking of Larry as I know he and Harry were especially close. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  37. Corinne Petitt

    Larry, I am so sorry to hear this about Harry. I have tried to find him for 27 years. I Google his name and his obituary came up. Larry if you see this would you call me at 615-714-3414. I am truly sorry. Corinne Petitt I was his girlfriend when we 16 years old. I have a twin sister to Alleen Petitt

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