Joseph W. Barber Sr., 67, of Homestead, FL, passed away on March 3, 2013 in Lake City, Fl.
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No Funeral service will be held but the family will hold a gathering for family and friends on Saturday March 9th at 3pm at the family home in Lake City, FL.
Joe was born in Malone, NY to Floyd & Gertrude Barber on July 10, 1945. He owned Joe's Radiator Service, "The Best Place to Take a Leak" with his wife Kathy for 33 years before retiring and relocating to Lake City, FL. He enjoyed working and tinkering in his shed and spending time with his six grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, as he was loved by all.
Joe is preceded in death by his Father, Floyd Barber, Mother, Gertrude Barber and Brother, James Barber.
Joe is survived by his wife of 41 years Kathy, his children, Joey & Nichole Barber of Homestead, FL, Alison & Timothy Strachan of Lake City, FL, his six grandchildren, Timothy, Briana & Sapphire Strachan of Lake City, FL and Joey III, Hannah & Haylee Barber of Homestead, FL, his siblings, Jan & Harry McPherson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Pat & Al Broadbrook of Palm Coast, FL & Jeremiah & Lucy Barber of Conyers, GA, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who were just as close as family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The
, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718 in the name of Joseph Barber Sr.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all those who have sent their prayers and condolences, it means the world to us. We were all better people for knowing Papa Joe.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Mar. 8, 2013