I was an Air Force ROTC student at the University of New Hampshire from 1963-1967. Lt Col Barbee was the Professor of Aerospace Studies my senior year. I was called into his office to interview for the Distinguished Military Graduate award. I distinctly remember one of his questions to me was how to spell " seize " and " siege ". I was unsure at the time and may have taken a guess, but looking through my college dictionary I have pencil marks next to those words. I noticed Lt Col Barbee's name in the MOAA magazine " In Memoriam " section and immediately recalled this event.
Lt Col Lee F Richmond
Lynne and family, We are sad to hear about your Dad. Terry remembers staying at your parents home years ago. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad, but made me smile when I read the tribute on this site. Remember we love you.
Mr. Barbee was our English teacher at Maplewood Richmond Heights high school, Maplewood, MO - class of 1950. He attended our reunion a few years ago and was an honored speaker - we could have listened to him for hours - thank you, Mr. Barbee - and our condolences to the family.
J. Inman MRH class of 1950
Yes, Kay and Bud were wonderful neighbors
in Satellite Beach for a number of years.
And, the scooter was truly a "signal" that Bud was coming ! What fun !Sympathy to all the family. Fondly, Pat Fedor
Sorry to hear about Mr. Barbee's passing, He was a great person who told me many of his life stories. I am blessed and honored to have known such a great man. Gone but never forgotten. May he rest in peace
Sorry to learn of Bud's death. He and I were in a poker group for over 25 years in Satellite Beach, FL, and my wife Paula and Bud's wife Kay were good friends. Bud was a gentlemen and a scholar (and a good poker player), and we are saddened by his passing
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences are with you and your family.
Mr. Barbee was remembered fondly by me as an instructor in Junior/Senior high school at MRH. People like this helped young men grow out of childhood and into the preparation for adulthood and maturity.