Obituaries

Michael Barber -

Michael J. Barber, age 73, of Jonesborough, passed away peacefully December 17, 2012, surrounded by loving family members.

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Charles J. Barber and Margaret George Barber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Barber; and one sister, Shirley Chappell.

He was a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University at Dartmouth. He retired from the George C. Moore Company after 30 years of service as Director of Quality Control. He was dedicated to his family and St. Mary’s Church and choir.

An active square dancer and caller, he enjoyed leading square dances at the Jonesborough Senior Center. He also was an active member of the Hales Community Ruritan and the “Hardee’s” group of Jonesborough, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-one years, Dorothy “Dot” Barber; three children, Michael J. Barber, of Taunton, MA, Beth Evelyn Barber and partner, Stacey Williams, of Johnson City, TN, and Alan C. Barber and wife, Claire, of Durham, NC; one grandson, Ethan Alan Barber, also of Durham; several cousins, nieces and nephews; a wide circle of friends; and a constant canine companion, Crissy.

A Funeral Mass for Michael J. Barber was conducted Saturday December 22, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The inurnment service followed in the Monte Vista Memorial Park.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the Barber family via www.morrisbaker.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, 127 Dillon Court, Gray, TN 37615 (or to a charity of choice).

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City. 282-1521