Barber, George Gleason Passed away January 4, 2013 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico on April 2, 1941 to Victor Barber and Helen Black Barber. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra Lynn Barber, and four sons and daughters in law, David and Trisha Barber of Arlington, Scott and Sue Barber of Plano, Gleason and Taylor Barber of Dallas, Brooks and Amelia Barber of Dallas and 6 grandchildren: Christina, Brittany, Colton, Solomon, George, and Wyatt. After graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1959, George enlisted in the Air Force, serving for 4 years while stationed in Wichita Falls. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1969 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and then received a J.D. in 1972 from Saint Mary's University in San Antonio. He maintained a general law practice in Cedar Hill until his retirement in 2001. Civic service was always important to George. Active in Democratic politics his entire life, he served his community in many ways. He was appointed as a representative of the Selective Service System, served on the Highway 67 Transportation Committee, and as the President of the Chamber of Commerce in Cedar Hill, and was instrumental in the development of Country Day on the Hill, as well as the acquisition of funds for the development of Lake Joe Pool, attending several meetings of the U.S. House/Senate Appropriations subcommittee in Washington, DC. He was also a member of the Cedar Hill City Council, Chairman of the city's Council of Parent Teacher Associations, Chairman of the Cedar Hill Athletics Booster Club for many years. George spent much of his life devoted to experiencing the world with his family. He traveled widely, visiting several continents and dozens of countries. Whether in the course of his travels or in his every day life, he went out of his way to meet interesting people, establishing quality friendships at home and abroad. No matter what he was doing, he enriched the lives of those around him through his vitality and gusto. He loved life and he will be missed. A celebration of the life of George Barber will be held at First Methodist Church at 128 N. Roberts Rd. in Cedar Hill, TX on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception immediately to follow at the family's home.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 8, 2013