SFC John Barber

July 25, 1934July 13, 2013

SFC John Barber U.S. Army (Ret), 78 of Phenix City, Alabama passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home. Funeral services with military honors will be held 1:00 P.M. ET Tuesday, July 16th in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 US Hwy 280 W., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Matt Avera officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm prior to the service. Mr. Barber was born July 25, 1934 in Surrey, England. He is the son of the late William Frederick Barber and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Crouse Barber. He served in the U.S. Army from January 24, 1955 until his retirement October 31, 1978. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Wayne Barber, son-in-law, Art Camman, brother, Jeff Barber and his sister, Gwen Barber Strange. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jackie Sue Quimbly Barber, his children, Linda Sue Camman, Margaret Valerie Elliott (Randy), Carol Jean Lovejoy (Col. Keith Lovejoy), Jennifer Gail Kavouniaris, John Eric Barber and Jeffery Dean Barber (April). He is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Strudwick (David), Jackie Shaw (Keith), Valerie Monaghan, his brother, George Barber (Joyce), thirteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and his beloved furry friend, Bear. To offer condolences, please visit


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SFC John Barber

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Jackie Shaw

July 23, 2013

To my dearest Brother John I will miss talking and laughing with you, glad I got to see you.
Rest in peace
Love Your sister Jackie and brother-in-law Keith

Starla and Jeff Smith

July 20, 2013

Through the Lovejoys, we came to know and love the Barber family. Our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers will be with all of you for a long time. What a wonderful, sweet and fun family. SFC will be missed! Your family and friends will never forget! Rest in peace Soldier, husband, father and have earned it!

Daryl, Janet & Christopher Strudwick

July 16, 2013

We are saddened by the loss of Uncle John. Our thoughts are with you all.

Pam Daly

July 16, 2013

Dearest Friends,
Part of keeping "Dad" around will be all the memories shared throughout the years to come. May the strength and love of God carry you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love ya, pam

Devyn Lovejoy

July 16, 2013

Grandpa, we are missing you already! I'm so thankful for the time God blessed us with while we were stationed in GA to spend with you and Grandma. You grew very dear to my heart in the few years we had together after I became a part of your amazing family, and I will cherish the laughter and wonderful memories made always. I love you!

Grant, Amanda, Mason, Cooper and Izabella

July 16, 2013

"A grave is braced not just by a tombstone but by angels as well"

Our sadness and condolences goes out to the Barber family.. You will be missed dearly.. Lots of love

Jean & Steve Hoogland

July 16, 2013

Dearest Barber family,
It goes without saying how sad we were to hear about your Dads passing. I have such fond memories growing up in Columbus and hanging out at your house. Your house was always full of laughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jessica Miller

July 16, 2013

Grandpa (my "funny feet"), I love you dearly! You have brought so much joy into my life and I am so blessed and proud to be your granddaughter. I could ALWAYS count on you to make me laugh :) Your positive attitude and sense of humor cannot be matched! Thank you for loving me and for helping raise an amazing daughter, whom I call mom and best friend! I miss you and will think of you often! You have taught me how to remain positive in tough situations. I love you!

Jessiker (Jessie)

July 15, 2013

Carol and family, Our deepest sympathy. God Bless!

Betty and John Rivers


July 15, 2013

I pray peace & comfort for the family. May God continue to bless you.