Donald Lee Barbour

October 15, 1945January 13, 2019

Donald Lee “Donnie” Barbour, 73, of Martinsville passed away on January 13, 2019. He was born October 15, 1945 to the late James Wayne Barbour and Beulah Finney Barbour.

Donnie was a loving father, husband, and all around great guy. Donnie was an award winning salesman for Bassett Furniture and Bassett Mirror. Prior to that he was a history teacher, utilizing his degree from Guilford College.

Donnie is survived by his wife; Dathne Blackard Barbour, daughter; Reverend Amanda B. Harris (Chad), son; Brad Barbour (Laura), sister; Deborah B. Robinson (George “Sonny”), brother; Jerry W. Barbour (Susan), two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Lisa Nordan, Ben R. Williams, and Rev. Amanda Harris officiating. The visitation will be prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Roselawn Burial Park.


  • Visitattion Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Donald Lee Barbour

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Edward Moore

January 16, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Barbour family. I have many great memories of our years at MAVAHI and of Donnie and Daphne. Those memories will be with me forever. Our prayers are with you all.

Jacqueline Adkins

January 15, 2019

Mr. Barbour was always a caring adult who quietly watched over 3 young boys and assisted their path to adulthood with grace and dignity . He enabled them to develop a lasting friendship which continues to this day. As the parent of one of them I am greatful and pray God will bless his transition to eternal joy and peace. These three: Bradley, Ben and Justin are great and compassionate men today in part because of knowing him and who I pray will continue his legacy.