Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA



January 27, 1935May 25, 2020

Harry is preceded in death by his parents, Lillie Allen and Harvey S. Barbee Sr., 2 brothers Harvey and Perry Barbee. Harry is survived by three sisters, Audrey Redford, Judy Ruby, and Rose Barbee. Harry was also proceeded in death by three wives, Shelby Adams Barbee, Dorothy Stueckel Barbee, and Virginia (Genny) Barrow Barbee.

Children from his first marriage – Tina Barbee Wagner, Allen W. Barbee (who has also joined the lord), James W. Barbee and Harry Lee Barbee. 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Serving in the US Army from 1950 to 1972, retired Sergeant Major. Harry continued to serve his country by special assignment to the US Embassy from 1972 to 2002 traveling all over the world, at last count over 35 countries. He spent a large amount of his service time in Korea and Vietnam where he earned both the Bronze and Silver metal.

Heaven has received our Hero, he will be missed for his gentle ways, caring heart, and totally self-reliant stubborn ways…never to burden anyone.

There will be no local services, Harry will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery, Bushnell Florida date to be established. The family wishes in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Lynda Bache

May 28, 2020

Mr Barbee was a gentleman, showing respect for women. He always helped me with my coat when I came for a visit no matter how he was feeling. He did things his way to the very end. He loved to talk about Florida and how it was the biggest mistake he made leaving there. I am glad I got to meet him. He was a very special man. He leaves an empty space in this universe that can’t be replaced
My condolences to the family.
Lynda Bache