Visitation Information:

June 8th, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Redwine United Methodist Church
3285 Poplar Springs Road Gainesville, GA 30507

Service Information:

June 8th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Redwine United Methodist Church
3285 Poplar Springs Road Gainesville, GA 30507

Mr. William Wyone Brooks Barber, 93

~~Mr. William Wyone Brooks Barber, age 93, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Redwine United Methodist Church.  Rev. Bryan Smith and Rev. Andy Whit will officiate.  The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the church.  Interment will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, with Military Honors.

Bill was born December 28, 1925 to the late Preston & Odis Barber in Oakfield, Georgia.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, former member of Wieuca Road Baptist Church and was presently attending Redwine United Methodist Church. Bill was a graduate of Georgia Tech and upon graduation began a 36 year career with Lockheed – Georgia.  He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Cobb County Squadron, McCollum Field and an avid aviator.  He loved to fly, travel, hunt, fish and spend time at his farm in Lumpkin, County.

Mr. Barber is survived by his wife, Ruby Messer Barber of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Don Taylor of Fernandina Beach, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and John Donaldson of Woodstock; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Ginny Barber of Gainesville; and son and daughter-in-law, Pearl and Philip Barber of Gainesville, granddaughter and husband, Dr. Deborah Barber Shores and Major Douglas Shores and great-granddaughters, Daria and Daniela Shores of Corpus Christi, Texas; and grandson, Keith Barber of Gainesville and granddaughter, Julia Barber of Altamonte Springs, Fl.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to Redwine United Methodist Church, Youth & Children’s Fund, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30507.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

 

Condolences 7
Kenny Hayes 2019-05-31 17:26:47
May his memory be for blessing
Marie Barber Griffin 2019-05-31 18:44:21
I will love you always and forever Uncle Bill
Chris Mihok 2019-06-05 15:35:18
Bill, thanks for all the joy, smiles, and laughter you brought to all who knew you. I will miss your wisdom and whit. I can't remember how many times I'd "stop" by at 9A0 to check on things, see Bill in his hangar and wind up spending hours their listening to stories about his adventures and travels. A life most surely well spent.
Brandon Lytle 2019-06-06 22:38:31
A man of prayer. Bill, spiritual Brother, we were generations separated by age yet could talk and connect like childhood friends. For many more years I hope to recall your presence and spirit. I’m excited for your new home with our Lord but saddened that our conversations about family, career, fishing, and legendary Lumpkin County ramblings have come to a close. I cherish the moments we’ve shared both in our farmhouse and across the fenceline as you meandered through your farm land. I am forever grateful that you stopped by one last time and met my wife & children before your passing. I will cherish that last visit. Oh how you loved your Lord, your wife, and your children. Your good work is done, the Lord has called you home. Well done good and faithful servant.
Brandon Lytle 2019-06-06 22:43:12
A man of prayer. Bill, spiritual Brother, we were generations separated by age yet could talk and connect like childhood friends. For many more years I hope to recall your presence and spirit. I’m excited for your new home with our Lord but saddened that our conversations about family, career, fishing, and legendary Lumpkin County ramblings have come to a close. I cherish the moments we’ve shared both in our farmhouse and across the fenceline as you meandered through your farm land. I am forever grateful that you stopped by one last time and met my wife & children before your passing. I cherish that last visit. Oh how you loved your Lord, your wife, and your children. Your good work is done, the Lord has called you home. Well done good and faithful servant.
Frank Barber 2019-06-07 09:25:21
Brooks, as he was always known to me, was always held out to me by my parents to be the finest example of what a member of the Barber clan shoud be. I cannot agree more based on the time I was able to spend with him. We both shared a love for aviation. The one night I spent with he and Ruby, as I was coming off a trip Miami Air laying over in Atlanta and was very tired. He woke me up early and insisted we go to the airport right away to see a fresh engine for his airplane that was waiting to be installed. He really wished the engine was already installed so we could go flying right away. Since I had spent 30 years at that point flying jet airliners, I had lost some of my desire to fly small planes. However, it did not take long that morning for his enthsiasm to infect me and re-awaken my desire to just fly for the love of flying. He was charismatic and so energetic about it. I must say he changed my outlook and I forgot about my fatigue and suddenly realized that "he was larger than life", a rare person indeed. I will always remember him for that brief morning we spent together because when I left to rejoin my crew I cherished what I had just experienced and carried it with me to this day.
Frank Hayes 2019-06-07 17:56:06
A true “Southern Gentleman”. Will miss you at the airport. Especially when you solo the Champ from the back seat. Have a smooth flight.
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