Age 52, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Ezekiel Barber, Sr.; and brother, Charles Barber, Sr. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1976. He was employed by the Lake County Highway Department and previously employed by the Gary Housing Authority. Larry leaves his loving and devoted wife, Marianetta; children, Tremell, Jessica, Jennifer, Carrie, Stephanie, and Gabrielle; mother, Annie Mae Barber; surrogate daughters, Richtrellis Griffin, LaShawna Warren; grandchildren, Eric Tremell and Madison Marie Barber; godchildren, Monica Johnson, Antoine and Terrance Swayne; siblings, Ezekiel (Virginia) Barber, Jr., Shirley Ann King, Annette Barber; father and mother-in-law, Cornelius and Marion Joseph, Sr.; sister-in-law, Catherine Barber; brothers-in-law, Richard Griffin, Cornelius (Pamela) Joseph, Jr., Carlone Joseph, Sr.; special niece, Angela (Dennis) Wells; best friend, Steven Jackson; devoted friends, Andrew and Stephanie Lucas; devoted family friend, Christina Brown; and a host of family, and friends. Funeral Services Rendered by Smith, Bizzell & Warner, Friday July, 30, 2010. Visitation 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Family Hour, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at First Church of God, 134 E. 43rd Ave. Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart. Officiating, Rev. Reecinda Burns-Sledge. www.smithbizzellwarnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Post-Tribune from July 29 to July 30, 2010