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John Barber

Only James Barber Jr.

July 02, 1944 - August 14, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Only James Barber Jr.. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Only James Barber Jr. passed away August 14th, 2020 surrounded by love and family after a 17 year battle with cancer.  He was 76 at the time of his death and is survived by his wife, Edith, and three children, Only James III (spouse Patti), Jean (spouse Tyrone), and John (spouse Sonja); 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Florida native living in Austin Texas, along with his wife Edith, he choose to spend his last few weeks...  see more
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  • Kat Herrington
    James was my first date, but I had my big sister as chaperone because I was only four years old. There's no wonder James and Edith got married, I was not good companionship when I'd fall asleep at the movies all the time. :-)
    Years later they continued...  more
  • John Barber
    From Joanne Forbes

    I first met James and Edie through Hill Country Art Gallery in Mtn. Home, AR. I juried in James' wrapped jewelry for a show at the Fair Grounds and later into the Gallery.

    Both James...  more
  • Judy Thiem
    James always made me feel part of his family anytime I saw him and always loved sharing his passion of jewelry making with me.
  • De Deb
    Dad became Dad long before digital ..when Jean and I were teenagers, Jim was into D&D., and John was following us around (like little brothers do) .. He was always there .. He followed his own drum .. And we did as well .. Miss you Dad .. Ps.. Tell Momma...  more
  • John Barber
  • Sonja Barber
    Sonja Barber added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Only James Barber Jr.:
  • John Barber
    One of the things I loved most about our family gatherings was sitting around with relatives and listening to all of the stories of mom and dad growing up. It always seemed like they lived a life of adventure.

    I've heard those stories so many times I...  more