Robert Earl Barber, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 23, 2022, at his residence.
He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 82 nd Airborne as a paratrooper at Ft. Bragg. He was awarded the soldier’s medal for bravery while stationed in Japan 1963-1966. After his military service, Robert spent many years as a truckdriver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was a charter member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Paris.
Robert was born March 18, 1940, in Trenton, TN, to the late Thurl Barber and the late Mildred Joyce Barber Turner.
He was married February 6, 1959, to Martha Jean Martin Barber, who survives, of Paris.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Teresa Barber (Mark) White of Trenton, GA; two sons, Kenny (Tabby) Barber of Springville, TN, and Jimmy (Amy) Martin of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Linda Kinkaid of Humboldt, TN; four grandchildren, Matthew (LaBrina) Frantom of Chattanooga, TN, Summer (John) Weiss of Chattanooga, TN, Taylor Henry of Milan, TN, and Tara Barber of Paris; and six great grandchildren, Lyla Grace Weiss, Jax Weiss, Truett Frantom, Lanora Frantom, Levi Henry, and Charlotte Henry.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Memorial visitation will be Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service beginning at 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Johnny Farmer and Chris Downing officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International – Henry County Camp, PO Box 583, Paris, TN 38242 or to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or at www.samaritanspurse.org.