Roy Hailey Barber
Apr 24, 2012
Roy Hailey Barber
April 24, 2012
Roy Hailey Barber, 91, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born and grew up during the Great Depression in Shelby County. He and his uncle, Robert Barber, went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Pikeville. In 1939, the Barber family moved to Bradley County. He soon joined the family in Bradley County working for Hardwick Farms and soon got a job with Hardwick Stove Company. Shortly after beginning at Hardwick Stove, he was drafted to serve in World War II. During the war, he served with the 8th Army Air Force, 466th Bomb Group in England.
After the war, he came home to his family in Cleveland and returned to work at Hardwick Stove (Whirlpool). He retired from Whirlpool in 1987 after 46 years of service. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Clinta May Barber; his stepmother, Irene Barber; five brothers, Thomas Barber, Jewel Barber, Riley Barber, Bill Milner and Acie D. Milner; and two sisters, Virginia Barber Tollison and Mildred Milner Clark.
Survivors include his loving wife of 71 years, Evelyn Scoggins Barber; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy M. and Conrad Duke, Beverly A. and Bill Flowers and Joyce L. and Richard Bennett, all of Cleveland; one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald \"Jerry\" and Elaine Barber of Englewood; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Reed Barber of Eads; and special friends and neighbors, Mae, E.L. and Josh Hindman.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Minister Jeff Archey and Minister Bill Maynard officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Bennett, Roger Bennett, Chris Flowers, Gerald Barber Jr., Kenneth Flowers and Rodney Casteel. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Casteel, Randell Bennett, Danny Scoggins and Donnie Ray Scoggins.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Send a message of condolence and view the Barber family guest book at www.fikefh.com
Fike Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.