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Barry Douglas Givens passed away May 5, 2022, in Springfield, following a 5-month battle with Glioblastoma.

He graduated from South Natchez High School in 1978. Barry was a successful small business owner, building custom homes in the SGF area for 15 + years. Barry married his soulmate Suzanne Givens (Wilkerson) in 1993. Together they built a family of 5 children: Joseph Givens, Ashley Henderson (Givens), Sara Kruse (Landry), Jacob Givens and Margo Smith (Givens). Barry’s father William Givens preceded him in death.

Barry is survived by his wife, Suzanne; son, Joseph Givens and wife Diane of Fairfax, VA, daughter, Ashley Henderson and husband Shane of New Hebron, MS; Sara Kruse and husband Chase of San Antonio, Tx; son, Jacob Givens and wife, Jessica of Springfield, Mo; daughter, Margo Smith and husband Spencer of Springfield MO; thirteen grandchildren; Mother Peggy Givens, siblings, Rhonda and Randy Johnson, Janet and Charles Bader and Ann Givens, Timmy Givens; and many nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed the lake, fishing and was truly skilled at building and creating. His greatest joy was his family.

A Memorial will be held for close friends and family.