Marion ‘Carl’ Barber

Published 9:14 am Friday, June 3, 2022

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Marion “Carl” Barber of Cooleemee passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Carl was born on Nov. 24, 1939 in Rowan County to the late Earl and Lena Barber of Cleveland, NC. He was also preceded in death by: a brother, nephew, daughter, grandson, great-grandson, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Carl was a member of Cooleemee Presbyterian Church and a former member of Lebanon Lutheran Church of Cleveland.  He retired after 35 years at Ingersoll Rand in Mocksville. After retiring he worked part-time at Cooleemee Hardware Store for two years. Carl enjoyed reading western books, listening to country bluegrass and gospel music, and driving his truck.   

Carl is survived by: his loving wife of 51 years, Diane Hampton Barber; a daughter, Sandy; a son, Steve (Melissa); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Joyce Spillman of Cooleemee and Dot Vanzant of Kannapolis; 3 brothers-in-law, Jimmy (Susan), Johnny, and Kenny Hampton of Cooleemee; and his favorite cat, Midnight.

A visitation was held at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville on Tuesday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m.  A graveside service was on June 1 at 11 a.m. at Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee. Rev. Shelby Harbor officiated.

Memorials: Cooleemee Presbyterian, PO Box 27, Cooleemee, NC 27014; or Victory Baptist, PO Box 686, Cooleemee, NC 27014.

Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville are honored to serve the family.