|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1998|
Jim Barber, former All-Star NFL tackle, dies at 85:- February 1, 1998
Jim Barber, a former All-Star tackle with the NFL's Washington Redskins in the late 1930s and early '40s, has died at age 85.
Barber, who moved to Spokane after leaving football, died Friday from heart trouble and other complications.
He joined the Redskins in 1935 when the franchise was still in Boston and played on the 1936 team that lost to Green Bay in the NFL title game. The next year, the Redskins were in Washington and defeated the Chicago Bears for the championship.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound tackle was named an NFL All-Star in 1939. Washington and Chicago again met for the championship in 1940, with the Bears winning 73-0.
Barber played seven seasons for the Redskins, six of them under Hall of Fame coach Ray Flaherty.
Born in Murfeesboro, Tenn., and raised in Manteca, Calif., Barber played college football at the University of San Francisco and graduated in 1935.
After leaving football, Barber joined Hatch Sporting Goods in Spokane and became vice president and general manager before the business was sold in 1969.
He joined G.C. George Securities, Inc., and later bought the brokerage firm of L.L. Nicholls Co., which he operated until his retirement in 1977.
Barber is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lee; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Earl Hoal; and a granddaughter and two nephews.
Rosary will be said Monday at Hennessy-Smith Funeral Home in Spokane, with a funeral mass Tuesday at St. Augustine Parish.
Lena Grashio Barber (1913 - 2013)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
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