Bob Barry Jr. dies in accident

Ponca City Now - June 20, 2015 7:57 pm

From KFOR-TV on the death this afternoon of sportscaster Bob Barry Jr.

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Bob Barry, Jr.

Bobby died earlier this afternoon in a car-motorcycle crash not far from his home.

Of course Bobby and his dad were such a part of our NewsChannel 4 family.

“Bob loved his family, and he loved Oklahoma. We would just ask that everyone say a prayer for his wife Gina and his family at this difficult time,” said KFOR News Director Carlton Houston.

We lost Bob Sr. several years ago and now, in such a sudden and tragic way, we’ve lost Bobby as well.

We’re in constant contact with his wife Gina and his family.

We will release more details soon.

As reported by KWTV-9:

Oklahoma has lost a broadcasting giant.

KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry Jr. died on Saturday afternoon on the way to the hospital following a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City.

According to KFOR, the Norman native graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1980 and joined NewsChannel 4 in 1982 as a weekend sports anchor. Prior to that, Bob worked in Wichita Falls, Texas and at KAUT-TV here in Oklahoma City.

The man affectionately known as “Junior” also hosted a popular sports talk radio show on WWLS “The Sports Animal” on weekday mornings.

Bob was a six-time “Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year” who was passionate about helping others. His charity, "The Foul Shots," has helped raise more than $1 million for various charities across the state of Oklahoma.

According to the fatality accident supervisor, a car was driving southbound on N. May Avenue, and after making a U-turn in front of Barry’s motorcycle, the two collided. The driver of the car was arrested for a complaint of driving without a license.

Bob is survived by his wife Gina and four children.

 

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