Glenn E. Barber, 82, Inverness, died March 10, 2013, surrounded by his family and under the loving care of the staff of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Glenn was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Northfield, Ohio, to the late Gus and Garnet (Boswell) Barber and moved to this area in 1995 from Northeast Florida. Glenn worked as an upholsterer at the Taylor Chair Company in Bedford, Ohio before moving to Florida in 1973. He then worked at Gulfstar and Viking Yachts in upholstery and at the end of his working career, he was a final finish supervisor. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.
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Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Pauline (Tuennerman) Barber; three daughters, Deborah (Harry) Young, Brooksville, Gail (Bob) Slovinac, Jacksonville, and Catherine (John) Bowers, Land O' Lakes; brother, Ray (Mary Jo) Barber, Pa.; sisters, Betty James, Va.; grandchildren, Charles G. Johnson, Travis P. Johnson, Corey Walko, Caity Bowers and Jenna Rose Bowers; and great-grandchildren, Ayden and Skye Johnson. He was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene and Gus and sisters, Loretta, Doris and Pauline.
A graveside military committal service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1 until 1:45 p.m., at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Alzheimer's Family Organization, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656 in lieu of flowers.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 12, 2013