OBITUARY

John L. Barbour Jr.

March 11, 1926May 8, 2018
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John “J.L.” Lloyd Barbour, Jr. went home to Heaven on Tuesday, May 8th at the age of 92. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12th, 11:00 am at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with burial with full military rites to follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. J.L. was born in Johnston County, to the late John Lloyd Barbour, Sr. and Bertha Core Barbour. J.L. served our country in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion. His tour took him to Hiroshima, Japan and Korea. After returning from his military service, he lived the rest of his life raising his family in Greensboro. He grew up as a member of Newlyn Street Methodist Church, active in the church choir, quartets and also singing with family. For the last 50 years he was a faithful member of Trinity Church. He retired after more than 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Some of the things that made him happiest were the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Tarheels, Southern Gospel Music, Barbershop Singing and playing horseshoes with his brother-in-law’s in Roanoke, VA. He also was the “voice of baseball” at many games. He also called many of his grandson’s ball games. He leaves behind the love of his life, Mary Conner Barbour. Their love story lasted 75 years. Also surviving is one brother, Heraldean (Phyllis) Barbour. Also cherishing his memory are his children; David (Cathy) Barbour, Jane (Larry) Simmons, Anne (Tommy) Austin and John (Elizabeth) Barbour III. Grandchildren; Chris (Kristin), Courtney, Justin, Brittney, Andy, Joshua (Ashley), Seth and Jeremy; great grandchildren; Jordan, Nolan, Charley Grace, Lyra, Mollie and Billy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Simmons, Active
  • Andrew Barbour, Active
  • Jeremy Barbour, Active
  • Joshua Austin, Active
  • Seth Austin, Active
  • John L. Barbour III, Active
  • Jordan Williams, Active
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice and Pallative Care of Greensboro

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
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John L. Barbour Jr.

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Susan Einstein Walker

May 12, 2018

I remember every time I walked into Trinity hearing your wonderful voice seeing your cheerful smile and receiving your loving hugs. You were such a great inspiration to us Trinity girls. You taught us what a real Christian man was and I thank you for that. You showed us what true love is because wherever you were your beautiful wife Mary was always near with her big heart. Love you and I will miss you but I will always have you in my heart and will always hear your voice and your laugh!
Keeping your family in our prayers.

Tammy&Greg Harris

May 11, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the family and Jane. . prayers for comfort for you and yours . Love always the Harris family

Julie Burrell

May 10, 2018

I can remember growing up and going to their house. I always had fun. When my kids were little I drove down for a weekend and they loved to go to play in the backyard. Also Uncle JL and My husband Dion always talked bout baseball and basketball. Along down to the different hats they wore. U will greatly be missed. Fly high. Give my Mom and Dad a hug. Love u Uncle.

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Biography

John “J.L.” Lloyd Barbour, Jr. went home to Heaven on Tuesday, May 8th at the age of 92. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12th, 11:00 am at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with burial with full military rites to follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
J.L. was born in Johnston County, to the late John Lloyd Barbour, Sr. and Bertha Core Barbour. J.L. served our country in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion. His tour took him to Hiroshima, Japan and Korea. After returning from his military service, he lived the rest of his life raising his family in Greensboro.
He grew up as a member of Newlyn Street Methodist Church, active in the church choir, quartets and also singing with family. For the last 50 years he was a faithful member of Trinity Church. He retired after more than 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
Some of the things that made him happiest were the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Tarheels, Southern Gospel Music, Barbershop Singing and playing horseshoes with his brother-in-law’s in Roanoke, VA. He also was the “voice of baseball” at many games. He also called many of his grandson’s ball games.
He leaves behind the love of his life, Mary Conner Barbour. Their love story lasted 75 years. Also surviving is one brother, Heraldean (Phyllis) Barbour. Also cherishing his memory are his children; David (Cathy) Barbour, Jane (Larry) Simmons, Anne (Tommy) Austin and John (Elizabeth) Barbour III. Grandchildren; Chris (Kristin), Courtney, Justin, Brittney, Andy, Joshua (Ashley), Seth and Jeremy; great grandchildren; Jordan, Nolan, Charley Grace, Lyra, Mollie and Billy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com