FAYETTEVILLE - Richard "Daddi-O" Barbour died Saturday, May 12, 2012, after a courageous fight against acute myeloid leukemia. A native of Fayetteville, Richard was born Jan. 26, 1948, the son of the late Leon Barbour and Lula Barbour. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jaye Barbour; his son, David; and his daughter, Heather. Richard is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Susi; granddaughter, Jacqueline; sister, Lynn Wilkinson; brothers, Dennis and Jerry Barbour; and a large extended family. Richard was a devoted family man and eternal friend to everyone he knew. True to his nickname, Daddi-O served as a guardian, mentor and paternal caregiver to many. His kindness and generosity have helped many to learn, grow and prosper in life. Many people in the Cape Fear region knew Richard Barbour as the co-owner of Hamont Body Works, the Barbour family business founded in 1959. By operating one of Fayetteville's oldest business institutions, Richard had the pleasure of forming many true friendships and longstanding relationships while serving his community. Richard served in the Army from 1968 to 1971 and was deployed to South Korea. Daddi-O loved Carolina basketball and spending time with friends and family at his cottage in Surf City. Many weekends were spent teaching rookies and tourists how to surf fish. The fish will be happy to know his hook isn't in the water. In celebration of the beautiful life of Richard "Daddi-O" Barbour, the family received friends Monday evening, May 14, 2012, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow the services at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3.
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Published in Fayetteville Observer from May 14 to May 15, 2012