Dennis Eugene Barbour

June 10, 1949March 19, 2013

Dennis Barbour, of Ceres, passed away from medical complications on March 19, 2013 with his loving wife, family and friends by his side. He was a long time Ceres businessman. Dennis' father LeRoy Barbour had both of his sons start in the family business in the late 1950's. The business was founded in the late 1930's by Homer Barbour, his grandfather.

In the early 2000's, with well over 40 years of work, he retired to pursue his love of antique vehicles. He could be often seen around Ceres in one of his many cherished vehicles. He took extreme pleasure in scaring anyone who would ride with him in his race cars. He was an avid fisherman and loved to crab and dive. He loved a good auction and a good deal.

Following in his father's footsteps, he took an active role in the community and was a member of the following clubs: Lions Club, Modesto Ski Club, Stanislaus Finman, Don Pedro Motel T Ford Club, Ford Model T Club of America, and Cobra Club. He was the 1995-1996 Ceres Lion of the Year. One could count on him and his barbeque team to handle any size barbeque event. His friends and family would tell you, Dennis was a wonderful and giving person and will be missed.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his brother Ron and his wife Rose, his step-daughter Bonnie and her husband Ron, his grandson Nick, step-son Craig and wife Jennifer, and five nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Lee Barbour, mother Bonnie Fielder, paternal grandparents Homer and Helen Barbour and his maternal grandmother Hattie Watson.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lakewood Funeral Home 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson . Visitation is Friday, March 29th from 4-8pm. A Graveside Service will be on Saturday, March 30th at 1 pm. A celebration of life will be held at the Ceres Community Center, following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation may be sent to: Westamerica Bank, Account Number 2219027451. Barbara Barbour Trustee for the Dennis Eugene Barbour Memorial Scholarship Fund.


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dennis Eugene Barbour

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Betty and David jones

March 31, 2013

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

shirley stevens

March 30, 2013

So sorry to read about your loss Barbara. Thinking of you and praying that God will comfort and give you the strength to carry you through this chapter of your life. God bless, sincerely Shirley Stevens

Robin McDaniel

March 30, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to Dennis's family. Most of my memories go way back to high school; he always had a smile and lively conversation! He will be missed but never forgotten.

March 30, 2013

It's been a while since Dennis and I have met up with each other, but he was always in my thoughts and will greatly be missed. God Bless..
Edward Starkey

March 30, 2013

Nancy Stevens

Ray Lopez

March 29, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your great loss. I will
miss Dennis he was a good friend.
Ray Lopez

March 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was such a wonderful person and friend. I didn't get to see Dennis very offten any more but when i did, it was always a pleasure.
Denise Starkey Miles...

Mark Wilburn

March 28, 2013

Dear Barbara, my deepest sympathies.

Bill Edwards

March 28, 2013

when god created friendship he put a couple of extra scoops in Dennis's heart. a generous & and true friend. we worked together and were roomies on don pedro rd. Dennis is a true humanitarian. so till we see each other again, happy journey

Mary Holland

March 28, 2013

My deepest sympathy to his wife and family. He was a wonderful boss and friend, and he will be missed greatly by many.