BARRY LEE KOCH
Barry passed away at home in Loganville unexpectedly Sept. 21st, 2018 at the age of 53. Barry was born in Lewisburg, PA April 16th, 1965. He graduated from Lewisburg High School in 1983. Following graduation, he served in the US Navy until 1987, where he assisted in the recovery of the spaceshuttle Challenger.
Barry married the love of his life, Cinnamon Meeks (of Paulding County Georgia), in Gaitlinburg, TN January 26th, 1993. They celebrated 25 years together in January. Barry was estatic to become a Bappy in 2010 and wanted nothing more than to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Barry joined Chipotle in 2005 when his values aligned with Steve Ells. Steve's compasion for the humane treatment of animals lead to a long friendship and working relationship. Barry 's compassion for people encompassed a compassion for animals as well.
Barry and Cinnamon discovered a love of Boxers when they met Pogo. Discovering that Pogo's personality was typical of a boxer, they embraced a passion for the breed which led to fostering boxers for local rescues. Many, many boxers passed through the Koch home as fosters on their way to forever family and several called the Koch house their forever home. Wanting to save more boxers, Barry founded Out of the Box Boxer Rescue in 2017.
Barry was an amazing man that was loved by everybody. You would not find one person to say a negative thing about him. He was funny, he had amazing work ethics, he loved cooking and caring for others, and would always be there to help anyone who needed him. The world is a dimmer place without Barry in it. Barry's life was a blessing and a treasure to all that knew him. He was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.
Barry is survived by his wife Cinnamon (Meeks) Koch, 2 children: Holly Harrington and Joseph and Kelley (Totten) Koch, and 2 grandchildren: Rylee Pundt and Finley Koch
The family will be holding a celebration of life Saturday 29, 2018 at 4pm at the Koch residence in Loganville. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations made to his rescue at www.OBBRescue.com.
Byrd and Flanigan Crematory & Funeral Service, Lawrenceville in charge of the arrangements. 770-962-2200