Barber, Sr., Glenn Parker

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Glenn Parker Barber, Sr., 78 of Floyd, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel & Hazel Barber; and siblings, June Vest, Samuel Barber, Fred Barber, Ralph Barber, Anita Gardner, Wilma Reece, Dessie Broyls, and MD Barber.

He enjoyed playing chess, solitaire, working crossword puzzles, and Country and Gospel music, including writing some songs. He was a saw miller by trade. Parker lived a full and blessed life. He always had a smile for everyone he met and found joy in everyone. He was a very giving person if he thought you needed something he had he would quickly offer it to you. He enjoyed walking everywhere he went. He told his family he had walked from one end of Floyd to the other and made friends all along the way. Parker was from the old school Buffalo Mountain ways. He and others like him are a rare breed. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Glen & Dawn Barber; daughters & son-in-law, Elizabeth & Mike Bean and Shelby Jean Ashley; grandchildren, Keith & Tiffany Coleman, Emily Coleman, Brandi DeJesus, Brent DeJesus, Mike & Jessica Bean, Shelby Bean, and Allen Ashley; great-grandchildren, Zachery Shelton Lee Worley, Anna Marie Angel Bean, and Mya Rene; and brothers, Roger Barber and Donnie Barber.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Harris Cemetery with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.