William Wainwright Barber Sr.
BARBER WINSTON-SALEM - Mr. William Wainwright Barber, Sr., 87, died Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Salemtowne Retirement Community, where he had lived for the last 16 years. He was born March 23, 1922, in Taylorsville, NC to Clyde G. Barber, Sr. and Leza Johnson Barber. He graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School; and worked for Piedmont Aviation, Inc. from 1941 to 1985, retiring as Vice President Purchasing. He was a life-long member of Christ Moravian Church. Mr. Barber was first married to Betty Simmons Barber, who predeceased him in 1994. He was also predeceased by a son, Preston Reed Barber; two brothers, Clyde Barber, Jr. and Emery Barber; and one sister, Leza Lee Walden. He is survived by his wife, Jean Brewer Barber, whom he married in 1996; one daughter, Virginia Barber Browning of Athens, Alabama; and one son, William Wainwright (Wain) Barber, Jr. of Plantation, Florida. Also surviving are one granddaughter, Katee Neal; one grandson, William Wainwright Barber III, and three great-grandchildren, Clara Elise Neal, Whitney Elizabeth Barber and William Wainwright Barber IV; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Polly Barber of St. Mary's City, MD, two step-daughters, Patricia Labbe and Theresa Ball; two step-sons; and four step-grandsons. A Memorial Service will be held in the Saal at Salemtowne on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2009, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Neil Routh and Salemtowne Chaplain, Rev. Linda Browne, will officiate. Private burial services will be held. The family will receive friends after the Memorial Service at Salemtowne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Christ Moravian Church, 919 West Academy St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101, or Salemtowne, 1000 Salemtowne Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106. Arrangements are by Salem Funeral Home.
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