IRVINGTON—Roy Bayne Barrack, 74, of Irvington died November 30, 2021, with his family at his side.
Roy was born July 8, 1947, in Irvington to the late Lee R. Barrack and Isla Mae Barrack.
He attended Lancaster High School before being drafted in 1969. He was a medic in Vietnam and was honorably discharged after he was wounded. He was presented medals including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Roy always said that the Northern Neck was his home and his slice of heaven. He loved the caring nature of the people and being on the water. As an adult, he returned from service and settled in Colonial Heights. Roy raised his daughter to trust in Jesus’ plan when life did not go as planned. He would often say to “Give it to God and then wash your hands” because He has it.
He retired after working at Fort Lee for 30 years.
He never met a stranger, and his smile and laughter were contagious. To know him was to love him. He told great stories and made sure to make himself the starring role in some epic tales. He loved life and sharing his joy with anyone he could.
He is survived by his daughter, Alexa Perkinson, and her husband, Joey Perkinson, who he loved as his own. He had one beloved grandson Carter Bayne, who was his namesake and the apple of his eye.
Roy is also survived by his sisters, Virginia Mae Knudsen (Allan) of Glen Allen; and Jean Barrack Simmons (Andrew) of Kilmarnock. Roy had three nephews including Virginia Mae’s son, David Knudsen (Kelly) of Glen Allen. Jean had two sons, Stewart “Andy” Simmons (Karen Ann) of Kilmarnock and Stephen Lee Simmons (Honey Taylor) of White Stone.
A service will be held at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights on Friday, December 10. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. and the service will be at 11 a.m. His wishes were to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. This ceremony will be announced in the months to come.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.