SFC John Barber U.S. Army (Ret), 78 of Phenix City, Alabama passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home. Funeral services with military honors will be held 1:00 P.M. ET Tuesday, July 16th in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 US Hwy 280 W., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Matt Avera officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm prior to the service.
Mr. Barber was born July 25, 1934 in Surrey, England. He is the son of the late William Frederick Barber and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Crouse Barber. He served in the U.S. Army from January 24, 1955 until his retirement October 31, 1978. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Wayne Barber, son-in-law, Art Camman, brother, Jeff Barber and his sister, Gwen Barber Strange.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jackie Sue Quimbly Barber, his children, Linda Sue Camman, Margaret Valerie Elliott (Randy), Carol Jean Lovejoy (Col. Keith Lovejoy), Jennifer Gail Kavouniaris, John Eric Barber and Jeffery Dean Barber (April). He is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Strudwick (David), Jackie Shaw (Keith), Valerie Monaghan, his brother, George Barber (Joyce), thirteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and his beloved furry friend, Bear.
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