hello im Stanley Arnold , i LOST A GOOD MAN THAT GUIDE ME TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE REGIONAL WORLD SERIS AND I REALLY MISS CArroll around and he was like a grandpa to me and im trying to get a hold of bruce he can call me at 907889 2254
My condolences. Carroll was a fine man and great asset to the community.
Even when I was little I wondered how you could stand wearing those itchy wool shirts. Now I look back fondly remembering the scratchy wool on my face when you'd hug me! Oh, and by the way, I really did forgive you for taking Dean and David fishing and not taking me.
I will miss you always, Uncle Carroll.
Carroll was my major league baseball coach as a Tiger. He gave me a brand new 28" Easton- Black Magic bat when i was 9, and I still have it. Both he and is commitment to Fairbanks baseball will be missed.
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Carrol Barber.
To all of Carroll's family my condolences go out to you all. He was my mentor in Baseball. He was a great man, always happy, and always positive. I wasn't even supposed to play in the Major league's when I was 9, due to an unfortunate accident I was able to play and it was him who made this possible, that same year I had a glove given to me and I've used it ever since. Carroll will always be remembered.
Going through old records and found some in an old Alaska baseball box. Brought back memories of the 1960's when Uncle Carroll stored little league equipment in the old Barber Trucking office building. As kids we really liked wandering through there looking through the bats, equipment, and boxes of Brand New baseballs! Never stole any or nothin, were brought up better than that, but still have an emptied box or two around for other uses. We were really disappointed when he put a lock on that building!!
The photo: Hey! There's Randy.
TO Carroll's family my deepest condolences. Carroll was a good friend and great asset to Fairbanks baseball for so many years and personally a great help to me in my formative coaching years. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him.
Hi Uncle Carroll.... Although we missed out on so many years together as a family until I grew up, I got to know you as a kind, loving man who cared deeply about others. I know you are in a better place now, free from pain and worry. Give Gam and Pap a hug, and ask them to give you one back from me. Know you are are loved and will be missed...
You will be missed Carroll you did so much for our Fairbanks youth!
Hi Uncle Carroll! Don't know if he can see everything down here, hope not, but know Gam will have greeted him in God's Kingdom. The Word says so. Penny and I shared the gospel with him on several occasions and Gam raised those boys right. Thanks Penny for your entry, a work of caring and effort. (With nerve damage in her hands it's almost impossible to type (spelling) at all).
Earliest memories of Uncle Carroll are from when we, his nephews, were kids; he was young then too, liked to, and we sorta liked the attention, rub our cheeks with his ruff whiskers, or give us a knuckle rub. Remember the cigar smell. Liked that smell and it's all part of the memories. He had to give them up though. Did Carroll read all the Louis L'Amour novels like Pap? Not so much, Carroll was into Alaska Gold Rush History.
In North Korea (he rarely spoke of it, unless pressed) Uncle Carroll was a machine gunner and spent almost his entire time positioned one or two days, or was it miles?, AHEAD of the front lines. No soldier is put through that today, often surrounded, and at night, by the enemy and listening to their conversations, periodically rolling hand grenades down the hill into their position in order to get some sleep. Finding the damage the next day.
One of the earliest Ice Road Truckers north of Fairbanks in the late 40's or early 50's before Alaska was a State.
Helped build some of the original roads on Fort Wainwright.
Instrumental in the carrying of the first real load north to the Arctic Ocean in front of the Haul Road to Prudhoe Bay, following the cats as they cut the miles, wolf packs following behind, ice, snow, chains and breaking trail, kicking off what is now part of history.
Purchased a 400 Cummins extra HD Kenworth for hauling the very heaviest loads up North.
Love you Carroll Gene Barber, will carry you in our hearts "til we meet again".
Carroll loved kids, maybe because he was a lifelong bachelor. To all of us growing up in Fairbanks with him, he was the favorite uncle.
Miss you Uncle C, but I still haven't forgiven you for laughing so hard when I slid off the road twice in the same exact spot in the space of 30 minutes.
I knew Carroll to be a quiet, tender hearted man who loved his family. I'm sorry, Bruce, for your loss. I know he will be missed by many.
Heather (nephew Alan's wife)
Our love to you all and so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
He so enjoyed having our children around. Gave us a little spot to live while we tried to work our way into the road on Chena Hot Springs. I cleaned his hose for him for a while and he gave me a
FIVE GALLON tin of pistachios for Christmas!!! I had NEVER seen so many in my life! :) He was a kind, gentle, giving man. I was relaying the pistachio story to my mom, (as I had bout her a bag), just two days before I returned home and found david's email telling me that he had passed away.
I have been away from him along time. But he was never forgotten.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I'm sad to here he passed away, he was the only one of my grandfathers "Archie Barber" brothers that I can rember meeting.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Barber Family. Carroll was a great man. I used to tell him, "if my hearing got as bad as yours, I'll get hearing aids." He'd laugh and say he didn't need them. Well I never did get to show him I got them. I will miss you buddy. Kevin and Terry Ginley
A true friend and early mentor !
Carroll was a very hard worker and cared deeply about the success of youth he coached and helped in numerous ways !
I boarded at his home one year in High School - he was never the same-:) Prayers to his family and friends - may your great memories carrry you thru the grief.
Thank you Carroll for giving so much of your time to make others lives better. Who knows how many young athletes lives you had a positive influence on. (Mine for one.) Thanks again Carroll.
WE will all miss Carroll and all he did for the youth of the city. He was always ready to lend a hand to all and enjoyed all the youth sports. We know he was a great part of your family. Chuck and Barb Milles
To All of Carroll's Family-
Carroll was a legend to all of the Fairbanks community. He will always be remembered by the kids and families he helped by his constant giving and hard work he provided to the community. In a world of takers, Carroll was a giver of his time and spirit.
The Rasley Family
Our entire family will miss Carroll so terribly - he has been a dear friend for nearly 50 years! Rest in Peace Old Friend!
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Bruce and Norma,
We are sorry for the loss of your brother.
I am missing you so badly, big brother. Thanks for all those years of being there for me. The ache in my heart will never go away....