James Peter Barbour Jr.

September 13, 1922March 2, 2014
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James Peter (J.P.) Barbour Jr, 91, of Collinsville went to be with our Lord, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Some of you called him J.P., his grandchildren and great grandchildren called him Papa B, Great Papa B, and Pop Pop but his wife called him Jim.

He was born in Patrick County, September 13, 1922 to James Peter Barbour, Sr. and Vada Pendleton Barbour.

He served in the Army during World War II as a Medic with Battles and Campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

He is a Charter Member of Valley Drive Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

He was a retired US Postal worker where he worked for 33 years and was a member of NARFE where he served as secretary.

J.P. was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marie Dillon Barbour and a son, Michael Lane Barbour.

He is survived by three sons and their wives, Donald L. and Kay W. Barbour, Stephen L. and Venetia S. Barbour, Kenneth L. and Andrea R. Barbour; daughter-in-law, Mary B. Barbour; a brother, Buford (Butch) and Myra Barbour; ten grandchildren, Timothy A. Burgess, Tracy L. Waddell (Tami), Dennis E. Waddell (Connie), Chris Barbour, Paige Barbour Canada (Ryan), Caleb, Leslie Grace, Asa and Daniel Barbour and Daniel Smith. Seven great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Alexis, Hunter, Hannah, Trisha and Travis Waddell and Chloe Canada, and one furry companion and friend, Sandy.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett, VA., with the Rev. Bobby Rakes officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park with full military honors.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home and other times at the home of Don and Kay Barbour in Fieldale, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 1081 Spruce Street, Martinsville, VA 24112. To express condolences online, please visit


  • Vsitation Tuesday, March 4, 2014
  • Fneral Service Wednesday, March 5, 2014

James Peter Barbour Jr.

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Jamie Hutchins

March 10, 2014

Though I only knew JP briefly, before he retired; he was one of the kindest and most pleasant persons I have ever known, the epitome of a true gentleman. The photo album has provided such a celebratory review of his life and soul; reaffirming my faith in God and man. Although he will be missed, JP was a blessing to everyone who knew him; and I pray that God comforts you all, providing reassurance you will one day be reunited in Heaven.

March 6, 2014

So sad to hear about your dad, he was such a sweet man and I know you will miss him every day however I also know you have wonderful memories of your years with him that you will carry with you always. Love, Yvonne Love

Yvonne Love

March 6, 2014

So sad to hear about your dad, he was such a sweet man and I know you will miss him every day however I also know you have wonderful memories of your years with him that you will carry with you always. Love, Yvonne Love

March 6, 2014

Sounds like he lived a full and rewarding life. He can now rejoice in being with his wife and son. Condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and Stephen. Much love, Diane

Rusty Russell

March 5, 2014

Steve and Venetia - Blessings to you and your family during this challenging time. Love from North Carolina.
Rusty Russell and family

The Carter Family

March 4, 2014

We would like to express our condolences to the entire Barbour Family for the loss of a loved one. May God help you all find peace in this difficult time.

Doug Robbins

March 4, 2014

We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to JP's family. We served with JP for several years in NARFE. He was an outstanding member as well as an outstanding person. He will be missed.

Enrique Delgado

March 4, 2014

On behalf of Lowe's San Antonio Datacenter; we offer our sincerest gratitude for his service during WWII and for being part of the greatest generation our country has seen. Our condolences to the Barbour Family for your loss. -Respectfully, E.Delgado; T.Eaton

Henry Gonzales

March 4, 2014

I would like to offer my personal condolences to the Barbour family for this loss. I am privileged to know JP's son, Stephen and his wife Venetia. They were so very kind during my recent loss of family. I believe the entire Barbour family was raised like Mr. JP. Know that he is now in paradise with God.

Johnsie Tate

March 4, 2014

JP was a very nice person. I will always remember his smile and hard work at the Postal Service. My prayers are with the family. God Bless You and May Heaven smile upon you and give you rest. AMEN AMEN AMEN