February 23, 1943 - November 12, 2018
Mr. Donald Allen Barber, age 75 of Rockmart passed away Monday morning, November 12, 2018. Mr. Barber was born February 23, 1943 in Atlanta, son of the late Lee Herman Barber and the late Julia Jones Barber. He was a 1961 graduate of Rockmart High School and attended Shorter College on a basketball scholarship. Donald was also a member of the Shorter College Track Team where he set several records in a number of GIAC events. He completed six years in the Georgia National Guard Reserves finishing his service as a staff sergeant and was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. Mr. Barber was a devoted husband and loving father who enjoyed hunting with his boys and friends. He retired from the General Motors Corporation with 30 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed being at his beloved mountain home. He loved his family dearly and his grandchildren gave him great joy. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Sue Cook, Iva Lee Huggins, Louise Gentry and Margaret McRoberts; and three brothers, Lee Barber, Roy Barber and Gene Barber. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nellie Barber of Rockmart to whom he was married June 19, 1966; three sons, Farrell Barber of Rockmart, Jason (Aggie) Barber of Prosper, Texas and Jesse (Danielle) Barber of Rockmart; sister, Nellie Burford of Lincolnton, North Carolina; two brothers, Sam (Velma) Barber of Athens and Floyd (Diane) Barber of Cedartown; nine grandchildren, Dustin Barber, Crystal (Casey) Childers, Zachery Barber, Kyler Barber, Amelia Barber, Mackenzie Barber, Montana Barber, Breeze Barber and Emma Barber; two great-granddaughters, Keely Barber and Charlie Ann Childers; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Barber will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Cordell Tibbetts and Rev. Steve Thomas officiating. Interment services will follow in the family lot of the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery with a eulogy by Brother Jesse Barber. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Bryan Rooks, Zachery Barber, Dustin Barber, Ron Fancher, James Turner and Max Cook. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday prior to the funeral service from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour. Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Donald Allen Barber.
Mr. Donald Allen Barber, age 75 of Rockmart passed away Monday morning, November 12, 2018. Mr. Barber was born February 23, 1943 in Atlanta, son of the late Lee Herman Barber and the late Julia Jones Barber. He was a 1961 graduate of Rockmart... View Obituary & Service Information
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