Cable left behind loving church, family

    Andrews – Barry Ross Cable left behind many loving family members and friends after his sudden passing May 1.
    “Barry always helped out anybody that he could,” longtime friend Sandy Smith of Andrews said. “He helped me when my truck broke down, and he was a loving father and grandfather. His family is devastated, as is his loving extended family in the community.”
    Cable died in the hospital from injuries sustained in a fall from the Dr. Algernon G. Swan Bridge on April 30.
    Cable struggled with drugs throughout much of his life. However, that did not stop him from making a positive impact on many people.
    “Barry had so many talents. He was a plumber and carpenter. He has helped my mom many times with repairs on her house,” said Cable’s aunt, Shirley Hardin. “He has done work for me and always done an excellent job. He took pride in his work.
    “He loved fishing, family and beautiful sunsets. He had a loving, caring heart. He will be missed by many.”
    Cable’s mother, Linda Cable Burris, said he was saved at church just prior to his death. Many church members expressed sadness at his passing.
    His pastor, the Rev. Volley Hanson of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, said Cable was making strides to change his life when he started coming to Tuesday lunches.
    “He and (wife) Tasha started coming to our church and really being part of our community,” Hanson said. “The Holy Spirit had knocked him down hard the last couple of months, but he wanted to get closer to the Lord. He had a longing, and he felt that he was in true communication with the Lord for the first time, and things were turning around.”
    Hanson said that Cable was baptized into Christ on April 7.
    “I only knew him through the eyes of Christ. I never saw the bad in his life, I only felt his closeness to the Lord,” Hanson said.
    “The last time I saw him was at Sunday lunch. We shared a hug, and he told me he loved me. I said I loved him, too, and that he was my brother.”

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