June 5, 1953 — April 17, 2008
NEW LONDON — Rex R. Barber, 54, of New London, died Thursday evening, at the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky after seven-month illness.
He was born June 5, 1953 in Norwalk. He was a 1971 graduate of New London High School. After high school he served in the Army.
He was a truck driver, starting with Growers Chemical in Milan, where he drove until 1983. He started driving for Norwalk Furniture in 1983.
He was a member of the New London Eagles 2869, the New London American Legion Broome-Wood Post 292 and the Second Baptist Church of New London. He was an avid golfer, Browns and Ohio State fan, and a beloved best papa and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry (Burleson) Barber; a daughter, Danielle Barber Sanders of New London; a son, Raymond (Holly) Barber of New London; four granddaughters; his father, Howard G. Barber of Texas; sisters, Venice (Kent) Swigart of Wooster, Patti (Randy) Goff of Texas, Lori Daisy of Maryland, Cheri (Steve) Norris and Mary Lou Barber, all of Texas; a brother, Skip Barber of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Powery; and a brother, Bill Barber.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Pastors Tina Hobbs and Ted Mason will officiate. Burial will follow in Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery.
Memorials gifts may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be made at eastmanfuneralhome.com.