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Monday, July 19, 2021

Obituary - Paul Richard Barbarick

Paul Richard Barbarick, age 64, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, passed away at home on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. with his family and friends sharing memories.

Paul was born in Harrisonville, Missouri on August 21, 1956 to Luther Paul Barbarick and Dorthea “Pauline” (Hader) Barbarick. Since his early days, Paul was a great athlete. At Pleasant Hill High School, he excelled in wrestling, track and field, and football; in which he was named to the All-State team as a Center. After graduating high school in 1974, Paul wrestled and played football for Central Missouri State University. He was also a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

After earning a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and Special Education in 1978, Paul established a career in education that spanned over forty years. Paul spent thirty years teaching at Raymore-Peculiar High School, and then ten years in the Leavenworth and Lansing school districts. He became substitute teacher after his "retirement" in 2019. In addition to teaching, Paul coached countless athletes in football, wrestling, and baseball at both the youth and high school levels. He had a 28-year tenure as the head wrestling coach at Ray-Pec, leading his wrestlers to the state title in 1990. Paul enthusiastically returned to coaching as an assistant wrestling coach for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons alongside his first-born son, Brett.

Paul absolutely loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. You would frequently find him at ballgames, dance recitals, soccer matches, and wrestling meets cheering on his grandkids. When he had a night off from supporting his grandchildren in their endeavors, he enjoyed listening to music, going to concerts, watching movies, and traveling with his wife, Cindy.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Pauline Barbarick; and sister, Veronica Barbarick.

He is survived by his loving wife of over thirteen years, Cindy Barbarick; three children, Brett Barbarick (Stacey); Cory Munson (Jason); Travis Barbarick (Ariel); stepson, Dustin Agnelli; stepdaughter, Jessica Agnelli-Krawczyk (Thad); eight grandchildren, Brock Barbarick, Sydney Barbarick, Liam Munson, Collin Munson, Jack Barbarick, Beau Barbarick, Ainsley Krawczyk, and Jianni Amin Agnelli; and nephew, Jake Butler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to All for Lunch at AllforLunch.org, an organization aimed at ensuring all children can eat at school by paying off school lunch debt.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278