William Harold Barber

October 3, 1942 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old



Mr. William Harold Barber, age 79, of Patterson, passed away Sunday morning (9/25/22) at his residence.

Born October 3, 1942, in Waycross, he was a son of the late Marvin E. and Lera Herrin Barber.  He had lived in Waycross and Screven before moving to Patterson in the early 1990’s and was a veteran, having served in the United States Army.  He had worked for Broadhurst Landfill in Screven and then worked and retired as a heavy equipment operator for the Appling County Commission.  He was also the co-owner with his wife of K-Bar Kennel in Patterson.

He attended the Blackshear Church of God and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his wife. He also enjoyed riding and talking about horses, and tending to his goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, and his female cat named Tom.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Megan “Bud” Barber; a daughter, Tasha Batten; a granddaughter, Baylee Brewer; a brother, George Barber; and a brother-in-law, David King.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Kathryn King Barber of Patterson; 2 sons, Billy Barber of Florida and Johnny Batten (wife Patty) of Waycross; a daughter, Sabrina Pippin (husband Kevin) of Patterson; 7 grandchildren, Dustyn Batten ( husband Scott Singletary)  of Texas City, Texas, Deanna Peacock (husband Storm) of Blackshear, Brinalee Pippin of Patterson, Blake Mikell of Alma, Zac Mikell of Alma, Denean Swords of Blackshear, and Caleb Brewer (wife Pam) of Blackshear, 14 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Frances Simmons of Blackshear, Christine and A.C. “Scotty” Scott of Clanton, Alabama, Richard and Pat King of Patterson, and Edward and Teresa King of Patterson; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Sunday afternoon (10/2/22) at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at Blackshear City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday one hour prior to the service.

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October 2, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
October 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Chapel
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516


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