Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., Se, Winder, GA


Bobby Hugh Barber

June 13, 1940November 29, 2019

Mr. Bobby Hugh Barber, age 79, of Statham, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Mr. Barber was born in Walton County to the late Byron Dorsey Barber and Dana Darlin Watkins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Mitchell Evan Barber; brother, Gene Barber, and sister, Ouida Barber.

Mr. Barber served his country faithfully in the United States Navy aboard the USS Boxer and USS Kearsarge carrier. He was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing. Mr. Barber will be best remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Barber is survived by his loving wife of 63 wonderful years, Mrs. Betty Lou Pursley Barber of Statham; sons, Eric Lynn Barber of Statham, Randall Elson (Karla) Barber of Canon; brothers, Jody Hoyle of Albany, and Johnny Hoyle of Crawford; sister, Celia Spears of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Stephanie Richardson of Statham, Nicholas Barber of Alabama; and Sidney Barber of SC; great-grandchildren, Shylynn and Sylyr Richardson, Ayden and Fynlee Barber.

A Memorial Gathering was held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2 PM Bethabara Fellowship in Statham.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that donations be made in memory of Mr. Barber to St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Memorial Gathering Monday, December 2, 2019


Bobby Hugh Barber

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