Robert Earl Barber

Published 1:22 pm Friday, February 5, 2021

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Robert Earl Barber, 78, of Jackson, Ala., passed away Monday, February 1, 2021.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jamie McMillan officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 672, Bainbridge, Ga. 39818.

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Robert Earl Barber was born February 14, 1942 in Donalsonville, Ga., the son of Leonard and Annie Mae Everett Barber. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1962. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a jet engine mechanic for B52s in the Vietnam era. He moved to Jackson in 1966 and retired from Boise/Cascade in 2014. Robert was Baptist by faith.

Idle time didn’t fit into Robert’s schedule. He worked then did a little bee keeping and turkey hunting to fill in the gaps. He had a kind and compassionate spirit but with a quick wit. When a crowd gathered, laughter was a given if Robert was present. He was a jokester with a story to share that kept you in stitches.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Dorothy Barber; his children, Kemper & Angela Barber of Georgetown, TX, and Randy Barber of Columbus, MS; his brothers, James “Butch” Barber and his wife, Judy, of Brinson, Ga., Bill Barber and his wife, Connie, of Iron City, Ga., and Will Barber of Donalsonville; his grandchildren, Jered, Justin, Chris, Ashley, and Patricia; and his great-grandchildren, Emily, Mason, Samantha, Malyna, and Katana. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.