Barbara PILCHER
1943 - 2020
BORN
1943
DIED
2020
PILCHER, Barbara Edna (Collins) 77, died August 25, 2020, with her family by her side at her home near Tampa, FL. She was born May 25, 1943, in Charleston, SC to Roami and Lula Collins. Barbara's family moved to Tampa, FL during her teenage years, meeting Lee Earl Pilcher in 1959. Barbara was part of the first graduating class of Robinson High School in 1961, then graduated from the University of South Florida with an Associates in Accounting. Barbara and Lee married in 1962. Their first child, Steven Lee Pilcher, was born in 1964, followed by their second son, Kenneth Raymond Pilcher, in 1970. After graduation, Barbara joined the Louis Benito Advertising agency, while her husband served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Together, they formed Lee Pilcher Realty in 1976. A Charter member of Grace Lutheran Church Tampa, Barbara had a passion for biblical archaeology. She spent summers from 1985-early 2000s first volunteering, then helping supervise USF excavations at ancient Sepphoris, near Nazareth, Israel. Barbara is survived by her loving husband; sons, Steven (wife: Erin) and Kenneth; sisters, Linda Besnier and Gail Ball; brothers, Ronnie Collins and Raymond Collins. Her memory will carry on with her grandchildren, Michael (Tiffany) and Ryan Pilcher (Dayna); along with her great-grandchildren: Grayson, Zelda, and Isabella. She was preceded in death by parents, Roamie Lewis Collins and Lula E. Boyette Collins; and brother, Charles Collins. Due to the current environment, services will be held at a later date.
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 30, 2020.
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Barbara Pilcher was a treasure and a beautiful, wonderful woman. She treated us like family and was always kind, patient, and generous with her time and stories- and what incredible stories she had of her travels! She was fascinating and delightful, smart and funny and sweet and a tower of strength with a huge heart. We will always love her and miss her, and offer our deepest condolences to Ken, Lee, and her whole family. We love you all so, grieve her loss with you and celebrate her beautiful life.
Chris (and Kat)
Friend
September 4, 2020
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need & remember,
Simone Taylor
August 31, 2020
Condolences to Barbara's family. Anyone who stepped into the Pilcher home knew that Barbara made everyone feel welcome and right at home. May her memory be a blessing.
Joey Weisman
Friend
August 30, 2020
Barbara, may you rest in peace. It was a pleasure to have known you. I will keep you in my prayers. Lee, I want to offer you my sincere condolences for your loss.
John Flanigan DDS
Friend
August 30, 2020
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