In Memory of



Obituary for Patsy Barger

Patsy Gaynell (Watts) Barger, 85, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday morning, April 12, 2023. Patsy was born on December 18th, 1937, in Dallas Texas to Alton Reed Watts and Erlene Bumpers. Her early years were spent in Prescott, Arkansas where she met the love of her life, Stanley. Stan and Pat were blissfully married for 59 years, an accomplishment of which she was most proud. They made Irving their home in 1963, where they spent the rest of their lives and raised their children. The couple was very involved with Irving Youth Sports where Stan coached, and Patsy founded the Irving Girl’s Cheer Association. Pat spent her early career as an accountant but later found her passion working in real estate. She claimed Jesus Christ as her Lord & Savior, a faithful member of the Irving Bible Church where she spent many years serving. In her final years, she was an active member in her bible study, a weekly gathering of women that she described as her rock. Patsy’s fondest memories included time at her lake house, traveling with friends, making her famous chocolate pie, family fish fry’s, playing chicken scratch, old classic movies and spending her time with her granddaughters and great granddaughter. Patsy was the glue for her family and will be deeply missed.

She is preceded in death by her late husband, Stanley David Barger, sister Shirley Loe and brother-in-law Bob. Left to cherish her memory are son Tim Barger and wife, Lisa; daughter Kristi Eatherly and husband Richard; sisters Toni Beard and husband Mark; Gail Clute and husband David; Judy Goodsheller and husband Loren; granddaughters Blake Amanda Murphy and husband Chase; Kaitlyn Nicole Willis and fiancé Deven; great grandchildren Massey Collins Murphy and soon to be born, Witten Chase Murphy.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 9:30 prior to a service at 10:00 am at Ben Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.

The family invites everyone to make a memorial gift, in lieu of flowers, the the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas To Donate Please Click Here .