Glenn “Gene” Curtis Barber, 71 of Amarillo, went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 12, 2021.
Services took place at 2 p.m., Friday, March 19 at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Wellington with Elder Herman Moore and Pastor Thomas officiating. Burial followed at North Fairview Cemetery in Wellington under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Gene was born on January 1, 1950 in Wellington to Allen and Girtie Lee Boyd Barber. He attended school in Wellington and graduated from Wellington High School in 1968.
In 1980, Gene moved to Amarillo where he resided until his passing. He worked as a carpenter for Trook Cabinet Company for 25 years before leaving to work at the American Cabinet Company.
Currently “semi-retired” from his last job at Pioneer Mill Works Company, Gene enjoyed wood working and won several competitions. An active animal rights supporter, Gene rescued numerous cats, dogs and rabbits. He even rescued a tortoise once. He was a fantastic artist and musician.
Gene will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Elizabeth Dickie, Florence Dyson, Claudie Barber and Jimmie Lee Barber; a nephew, Michael Dean Hopkins; a niece, Erma Jean Barber; and his mother-in-law, Mary Ruth “Madea” Sterling.
Gene is survived by his daughter, Andrea Johnson and husband Sean Anthony “Tony” of Amarillo; three siblings, Robert Allen Barber of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jeanette Barber and Gwendolyn Barber both of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Yasire “Yasi” Davis and Seandrea Johnson; four additional grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
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