Byron James Barber

March 20, 1939 - October 14, 2009
Byron James (Jim) "JB" Barber, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at his home in rural Fredericktown, Missouri. He was born on March 20, 1939, in East St. Louis, IL, a son of William Warren Barber and Juanita Thelma (Tourville) Barber. On March 15, 1965, in Waterloo, IL, he was married to Lorilee Muriel Bowers, who survives in Fredericktown. Others surviving include: sons & daughters-in-law, James Lee Barber (Shelly), Fredericktown, Thomas Ray Barber, Fredericktown and Shannon Paul Barber Sr. (Patty), Marble Hill, daughters & sons-in-law, Victoria Lynn Nast (Steve), Belleville, Illinois, Kelly Jean Graham, Fredericktown, and Penny Marie O'Brien (Vince), Junction City; brothers & sister-in law, Louis Thomas Barber, Sr. (Donna), Pickneyville, Illinois and Robert Clark Barber, Columbia, Illinois; sisters & brothers-in-law, Evelyn Virginia Seacord, Columbia, Illinois, Beverly Jean Gardner-Garbuio, O'Fallon, Illinois, Ida May Naumann (Don), Columbia, Illinois, Janet Marie Stram (George), Caseyville, Illinois, and Judith Ann Butler (Ray), Collinsville, Illinois; 22 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, brothers, William John Barber, Harold Lee Barber, Edward Lewis Barber, and Ralph Harold Barber, brothers-in-law, William Edward Seacord and Thomas Anthony Gardner-Garbuio, and niece, Mindy Butler, preceded him in death. Mr. Barber was owner/operator of the JB Salvage Yard in Fredericktown and in his spare time he enjoyed restoring old cars. He was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday, October 16, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home, with Bro. Randy Poole officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Evelyn Barber Bradley

My deepest sympathies to the entire Barber family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Jim will be deeply missed. My love to each and every one of you!

Brother Bob

I'll always remember the many happy times we've had together over these many years. I love you 'Slim' and am so happy you waited for me before you left to be held in the loving arms of our Blessed Savior. Rest in peace Little Brother. I'll miss you more than anyone knows. God be with your Loving Wife and wonderful Kids and Grandkids.

Patrick & Kimberly McGuire Family

We will miss you Uncle Jim! Your laughter and smiles will stay with us forever! ;) Aunt BooBoo we Love you so much! We are so sorry for your loss. We know he's in great hands now. God will comfort you and keep you in his arms thru this long road you must travel now. We are all here for you Aunt BooBoo.. Love you, Now, Always and Forever! Pat, Kimmie Kyle, Kassandra & Craig McGuire


Peace be to those who place their faith in God. Sis, I love you all very much and Jim will be missed deeply. Just remember, "HE doesnt take you to it, if he cant help you through it." Rest in peace my brother. Tell Mom, Dad and Tommy I love them.

Jeannie Allen,Neice

Aunt BooBoo, and Cousins , So sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Jim. You are in my thoughts. BOO BOO I LOVE YOU DEARLY Jeannie

The Hunts

We are sorry for your loss. Jim and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cora (Tourville), Terry and Terri Hunt

Robert Totra

I just wanted to offer my condolences to the Barber family, me and Jim were good friends for many year's I consider him and his brother peckey my brothers. Me and Jim lost tract of each other many years ago, when I did locate him I told myself that I would have to visit with him (I never did) I will be catching up with Jim soon and we can talk about old time's An old friend of the family Bob Totra

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