Lloyd E. "Whitey" Barber, 86, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
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Lloyd was born April 7, 1927, in Greene County. He married Helen Franklin on Aug. 22, 1953, in Winchester, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Surviving is his wife, Helen, at home; their 10 children, Lloyd David of Springfield, Steve (wife, Kathy) of Honea Path, S.C., Jerry of St. Cloud, Fla., Margaret Muchorski (husband, Leo III) of Springfield, Mark (fiancée, Brenda Brake) of Springfield, Patty Rohman (husband, John) of Chillicothe, Michael (wife, Missy) of Springfield, James of Riverton, Mary Minter (husband, Bill) of Glen Allen, Mo., and Thomas (wife, Janel) of Winchester; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Loren of Winchester and Darrell of Jacksonville; a sister, Peg Nolan of Alton; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Lettie Looper Barber; a daughter-in-law, Carol Barber; grandson, Leo Muchorski IV; and several brothers and sisters.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Moffett. He worked as an asphalt crew foreman through Laborers Local 477 for 61 years. Lloyd was a devout Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 48 years. He loved spending time with his family, fishing and hunting.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Winchester. Burial will be at St. Mark's Cemetery. A visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Bisch and Son Funeral Home at 505 Allen St. in Springfield, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Friends may also call Thursday from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Condolences may be left for the family at www.airsman-hires.com. The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Aug. 27, 2013