King Anthony Barrier LUBBOCK-King Anthony Barrier, 88, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. King was born on Jan. 25, 1925, to Euralee and Paul Barrier in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Texas Tech University and the University of Texas. He served in the US Army under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge, the most highly pitched battle of WWII. After the war, King resumed his studies at Texas Tech, where he met and married Carolyn Baldwin. During his professional life, King worked as a pharmaceutical representative for Armour Pharmaceutical Company and various companies until his retirement. Not only did he earn the National Salesman of the Year in 1962, but he was also ranked every year as one of the top salesmen in the company. King Barrier had many interests. He established one of the first vineyards in the Texas Plains, worked with opals, owned a ranch with his wife, Carolyn, in the Texas Hill Country, and worked as a volunteer at Covenant Hospital. King was a member of Westmont Christian Church. King will be missed by his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Beverly Barrier, Lubbock, and Barbara Haile, Stratford; two grandchildren, Evan Haile, Dallas, and Luke Haile, Canyon; a nephew, Larry Lowe, Lubbock; and a niece, Loretta Lowe, Austin. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Westmont Christian Church, 49th and Utica, Lubbock, Texas. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made to Westmont Christian Church or Southwest Cancer Center. Online condolences may be made at www.sandersfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 12, 2013