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.
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