Wednesday, April 28, 2010

John Hillyard Barber

John Hillyard Barber, age 76 went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2010. John was born in Birmingham, Alabama. After 2 years service in the Korean War, John graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Education. He began his teaching career at Maynard Evans High School and then went on to be an assistant principal at William R. Boone High School and West Orange High School.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Barbara; his children John Hillyard Barber, Jr., and Ann Barber of Orlando; his sisters Betsy Bancroft and Ann (Jim) Haggard of Birmingham, Alabama.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 4th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. at Dobbs Funeral Home. The service will begin at 7:00 PM.


Anonymous said...

Barber Family-

Jb, Mrs. Barbara, and Ann, You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

My deepest condolences,

Shannon Obenchain & Family.

Linda Atwood said...

Dear Ann,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christian Love,

Kathy (King) Weekley said...

Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Having had to deal with the same pain I know that no words can help at this time. Just know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Barbara - I am thinking of you all
with lots of love..

Anonymous said...


Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. John will truly be missed and we are sorry for your loss.

Your cat neighbors,
The Greene Sisters

Cheryl Butler said...

Barber family -

Mr. Barber was one of my husband and my favorite teachers at Evans. Our sincere condolences to you for your loss.

Jack Butler (1965)
Cheryl Macfarlane Butler(1966)

Kay Lucovich said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time and in the days to come.
Blessings of Comfort, Peace and Love,
Kay Lucovich

George P said...

We will all miss "Big John" At this point he is with his maker, "Smiling like a mule chewing briars"