Barry was born and raised in Burleson Texas, after High School he went to Sam Houston State University and Tarleton State University. He graduated from Tarleton State in 1980 with a degree in Agricultural Education. After working for Mann Agriculture Services in Cleburne, he started teaching Agriculture Science in High School, first at Arlington High School. In 1983 he and his family moved to Springtown, and for the next 25 years he taught Agriculture Science in the communities of Springtown, Poolville, and Brock.
While teaching Agriculture Science in High School he trained many State qualifying teams in Land & Range; Pasture Evaluation and Wildlife Management. During this time he received many awards such as the: Bayard H. Friedman "Hero" Award and the Jack Harvey Fellow Exemplary Teacher Award from Weatherford College.
After retirement from Brock ISD in 2010, Barry received his Real Estate License and began working for Keller Williams Realty in Weatherford. While working with Keller Williams, Barry earned and received many awards throughout the years such as Growth Agent of the Year and "Texas Monthly" 5 Star Real Estate Professional for 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2016 Barry obtained his Real Estate Brokers License and along with his son started Kirkpatrick Realty. Barry absolutely loves his profession of a Real Estate Broker, but more than anything he loves helping and working with people. He has had the unique honor of helping some of his former students buy their first home or property. His goal is to help you have the least effort and less stress in your next Real Estate transaction!