Steve Edward Barber, age 69, of Hamptonville, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

He was born July 18, 1949 in Surry County to Clarence Elmer and Lonnie Martin Barber. Rev. Barber was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and Germany. He was a member of Old Fashion Baptist Church. Steve was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lonnie Elmer Barber and Gary Thomas Barber, Sr.; and granddaughter, Ella Kilby.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Ruth Triplett Barber; daughters, Teresa Kilby and spouse Jarrett of Hamptonville, Cynthia Barber of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Matthew Crane and Dash Kilby; sister, Louise Pardue of Jonesville; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Clingman with Rev. Ricky Cothren, Rev. Kevin Blevins and Rev. Johnny Arnold officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 9, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to a church or charity of the donor’s choice.

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