John Barber Obituary, Death – John Barber’s sister, Diane Barber, passed away before her brother. She was the last living member of John’s immediate family, thus her passing was very poignant. John is survived by his wife, Ann Thomas Barber, who lives in Salisbury; their children, Ann Elizabeth Wiles and husband Jeremy of Rockwell, and Layton Everett Barber of the Home; their granddaughters, Juno Wiles and Jessa Toby Wiles; their brothers, Jesse D. Barber and wife Karen of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Roy N. Barber and wife Stephanie of Lexington; their sister, Peggy Kay Stone and husband Jimmy of Lexington; and their brother.
John Donald “Donny” Barber, who resided in Salisbury, North Carolina, and was 65 years old at the time of his passing, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023 in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family. He was brought into the world on September 22, 1957 in Hope Mills by his parents, the late Donald Barber and Peggy Dow Barber. He was the son of Donald Barber, who passed away, and Peggy Dow Barber. During his tenure in the military, John was a decorated member of both the United States Navy and the United States Army. He served in both branches with distinction.
John was involved in a number of groups and organizations during his life, including the Thomasville Memorial Day Ceremony Committee and the Furniture Land Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. In the Boy Scouts of America, he was a member of the leadership team for both Troop 4324 and Pack 324, in addition to holding the position of Assistant Scout Master for both Troop 4328 and Troop 324. He had a significant amount of involvement with the organization. John was given the National AMVETS Leadership award in Scouting for 2022. The award was given to John.
John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Liberty University and was a member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in China Grove. John also attended Liberty University. John received his degree in graduation from Liberty University. After serving in the United States Army during the Iraq war, he attained the rank of captain before retiring from the military. In addition, prior to quitting the police department entirely, he retired from the South Boston Police Department in Virginia.
John was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Vietnam Veterans Association of North Carolina in addition to being a member of the American Legion Post 342, named after Harold B. Jarrett. John was a veteran of the military, having served in the armed forces. He had previously held the position of commander of the AMVETS Post 845 in Rockwell, and he was a member of the AMVETS Riders Post 845.