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McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 Us 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC

OBITUARY

Gilliam Edward Barbour

February 21, 1941October 2, 2019

Gilliam E Barbour was given his angel wings on October 2, 2019 with his family by his side in Raleigh, NC. He was born February 21, 1941 in Smithfield NC to Thurman and Irene Barbour of which where his family grew up. Gilliam attended Wayne Community College where he received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in May 1985. He became a Veteran of the Vietnam War earning several medals including his National Defense Service Medal. He served as a cook which helped him in civilian life cooking for others. Those who were touched by him understood the quality of his many stories and sense of humor. Not a day went by without Gilliam making someone laugh or smile. He is preceded in death by his father and mother as well as his sisters Monie, Letha and brother Donnie. Mr. Barbour is survived by his twin brother Gilbert and sister Myrtle. Services will be held this Saturday at 11am at McLaurin Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

Memories

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Ines Ochoa

October 14, 2019

I vaguely remember an Easter Sunday we went egg hunting he took me and Susana to get some then went back and got Edward and my sister to go egg hunting too... great memories of all the parades we went to with him he was such a great person he laughed at everything but that was just his personality he was a fun caring person we will always remember him as our “fake white grandpa ,” as he used to say. R.I.P.

Christina Kincaid

October 14, 2019

When my grandpa met his Great Grandson over the phone. He was over joyed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY