Brent Dellis Barber, 74, of Plano, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Brent was born July 4, 1939, to Dellis and Isabell Barber. He attended school in Rexburg and graduated from Madison High School. During his school days he excelled in softball, football and boxing.
He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon H. Mortensen, on March 14, 1958, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. To this union were born four beautiful children, Buck, Todd, Melanie and Madeline.
They made their home in Idaho Falls, where he joined the National Guard Army. They were later divorced after 20 years of marriage, and have always remained friends.
He worked for H&K, Peterson's Furniture, and White Star Laundry. In 1972 he began his 25 year career as a fire fighter, lieutenant/driver for the City of Idaho Falls. He retired from his firefighting career in 1997. After retiring, he spent his days in the woods and on the fishing banks, enjoying life.
Brent was a member of the LDS church, ordained as an Elder and held various callings.
He was an avid outdoorsman. His passions were fishing, hunting and archery. He always shot the biggest game and caught the biggest fish. He won many awards in archery shoots. He enjoyed his birds, which he fed and cared for daily at his home. Brent's pride and joy was his family. He loved spending time with them. He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish and respect the great outdoors.
Survivors include his children, Brent Buck (Heidi) Barber, Todd (Cindy) Barber, Melanie Barber and Madeline (Parrish) Worrell; sister, Maralyn (Donn) Larsen; ex-wife, Sharon Summers; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and friend, Karen Eisenbis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dellis and Isabell Barber.
Brent was a dedicated Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend; he will be sorely missed and is loved by all. The family would like to thank Hands of Hope Hospice for their kind and loving care of Brent.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9 at Buck- Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E 17th St. in Idaho Falls. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday before services, both at the funeral home. Burial will be at Annis-Little Butte Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.buckmillerhann.com.