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William Eugene "Gene" Barber
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Birth: May 20, 1935
Death: Apr. 21, 2005

BARBER Mr. - William Eugene "Gene" Barber of Macclenny, FL, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab of pancreatic cancer. He was one month short of his 70th birthday. Mr. Barber was a wellknown and wellrespected historian, writer, art teacher, artist and grower of orchids. A native of Macclenny, he was a former officer of the Baker County Historical Society and remembered for his leadership and creativity in communitywide events like: the Baker County Centennial in 1961, the Glen St. Mary Centennial in 1982 and the Macclenny Centennial in 1983. Mr. Barber operated art schools in both Macclenny and at the Jacksonville Beaches, and in the 1960's was an art instructor in the Baker County Schools. He also organized and contributed his work to numerous art shows and benefits in both Jacksonville and Baker County. He was a former President of the Jacksonville Orchid Society and lectured, coordinated flower shows and the educational programs for the membership. The son of the late William M. "Dub" and the Pearle Chesser Barber, he attended Baker County public schools and served in the Army before enrolling in the University of Florida and graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Design. Mr. Barber is survived by Uncle and Aunt Joe and Evelyn Barber and Aunt Elene Barber, all of Macclenny, FL, and numerous cousins. He also leaves behind countless friends, former art students and admirers of his lifelong passion for art and history. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ferreira Chapel, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, with Pastor Eddie Griffis of Raiford Road Church officiating



more info on Gene:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~flbaker/GeneBarberPaintings.html 
 
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 Parents:
  William Monroe Barber (1915 - 1990)
  Pearle Chesser Barber (1915 - 1971)
 
 Sibling:
  William Eugene Barber (1935 - 2005)
  Edward Rowe Barber (1943 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Macclenny
Baker County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Kristy Thomas
Record added: May 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19389268
William Eugene Gene Barber
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William Eugene Gene Barber
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William Eugene Gene Barber
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This man was a racist that made excuses for the Ku Klux Klanhttp://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/its-not-a-racist-thing-florida-rally-fights-to-keep-mural-of-hooded-klansmen-in-county-courthouse/
- DanaB
 Added: Jul. 20, 2015
Have really enjoyed your stories Cuz. Thank you. RIP.
- Sandra Garrett
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
Gene was a very kind man & sent me hand written notes on my kin. Especially in a world of hush instead share, discover, remember,,,, His stories are a treasure to never be forgotten. ~God Bless~GG Granddaughter of James S. "Hog-eye" Davis & GG Grandd...(Read more)
- Teryble
 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
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