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Barris “Tony” Waltonio Gavin

Birth Date: March 21, 1973
Death Date: January 7, 2019

Barris “Tony” Waltonio Gavin, 45, of Decatur, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, in his residence. 

Barris was born March 21, 1973, in Decatur, to Barris Lawrence and Janice Yolanda (Parks) Gavin. He attended Stephen Decatur High School. He was a member of Resurrection Life Church. Barris enjoyed his friends, movies, darts, shooting pool and simply life in general. 

He is survived by his five children, Tyler Gavin of Decatur, IL, Cassidy Gavin of Columbia, MO, Barris Waltonio Gavin, Jr of Mt. Zion, IL, Lillian Gavin of Decatur, IL, and Kearris Gavin of Springfield, IL; his grandchild, Cy’riah Gavin; his parents, Barris and Janice Gavin of Decatur, IL; his sister, Nichele Gavin of Decatur, IL; his niece, Tara Gavin; his nephew, Jayden Gavin and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Barris Gavin will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019, at Resurrection Life Church 1085 West McKinley Avenue, Decatur. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday before the service at the church. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. 

The family of Barris Gavin is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Funeral Service
January 18, 2019
1:00 pm
Resurrection Life Church
1085 W. Mckinley Decatur, IL 62526
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January 18, 2019
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Resurrection Life Church
1085 W. Mckinley Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Perry Irwin

    Written by: Perry Irwin

    Dear Barris Sr & entire Gavin family,
    I am saddened to read about Tony’s passing, and I send to you my sympathy and my wishes that you find plenty of healing, grace, and comfort in your grief. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, Barris Sr, but you have brightened my path with your conversation, with your time, and so I know that Tony must have walked tall, too. Even if the sky itself seems emptier without him, I believe that he still walks with all who knew and loved him. I hope that walk will carry you all, dear ones. Rock steady.

  2. Barris Gavin

    Written by: Andre bohannon

    Prayer for the entire Gavin family , My friend my brother I will truly miss you bro .Rest in peace Barris Gavin you show me that anything in life can be conquered “ just don’t give up “
    Love Barris Gavin “ Big Man “
    Andre “Dre” Bohannon

  3. ❤❤❤

    Written by: Monique Rice

    I will miss you forever and always you have loved me and my family for years and we are all heartbroken RIP Barris W. Gavin😍😘❤

  4. RIP Barris

    Written by: Leroy Smith

    Prayers for the entire Gavin Family.
    Rest In Peace Barris (meadowlark Family always). Smith Family sends their condolences.

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