Barber, Deryck McBride Deryck McBride Barber came into the world to start changing it on April 28, 1947. With his family, he grew up in his beloved Ohio (Go Bucks!) and finally settled in Texas. Within a month of meeting Cathy Crowder, he knew she was the one that would make the saying a "happy wife, happy life" true Further, his mother in law Jane (Nana) became an integral part of his happy life. Deryck, his brothers, Jack and Roy, and other partner, Rich, did what many try and cannot. They successfully ran a company business that employed numerous relatives. Deryck's passion for mentoring coupled with his love of winning, took him to the gym. His MVP was always his daughter, Jessica. His final team won the AAU Nationals tournament in 2004. His love of family was never more evident than in the hours he talked to his oldest daughter, Jenny on the phone. He dearly loved to spend time with Maddy, Russell, Tyler, Braeden, Ryan, Luke, Autry, Brock, Alexica, Martin, Grant, and Kennedi. His sons in law, Alan and Chris, always appreciated his example and mentorship. We are certain that his love of Christ and obedience to His great commandment "Love One Another" has been celebrated in heaven as he joins his beloved sister, Margaret. We will joyfully celebrate all that Deryck did for everyone with a visitation on Thursday, July 10th from 6-8:30 pm at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville and service on Friday, July 11th at 1pm at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. Deryck believed in community service and especially Community Partners. If you would like to honor his influence in your life and in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Community Partners of Dallas at 214-624-7583 (ask for Paige) or Dallas Mavericks Foundation at 214-658-7177 (ask for Gina). His words to his family were always the same. "Have fun, do your best and make somebody happy." We will continue what he began and hope you will join us.
Published in Dallas Morning News on July 9, 2014