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Carl R. Barber

July 6, 2016

Carl Ray Barber, 55, of Newton died July 6, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born to Carol and Archie Barber in Cherokee, Oklahoma. He had three sons; Daniel, Anthony, and Jeremy.  Carl was a family man who loved spending time with his family.  He drove a school bus in Tyron, Oklahoma for many years before driving for the Newton School District.  He always made sure he took care of, “his kids”.  Every year for birthdays and Christmas he made sure each kid that rode his bus got a gift.  In Oklahoma, they had turtle races at the end of the school year, every year, Carl made sure to collect enough turtles on his route to give every one of the kids a turtle for the races.  He enjoyed fishing, especially with the grand kids when they were younger, played dominoes, pinochle, cards, he also coached baseball.  Carl loved movies, especially westerns, and Walker Texas Ranger! He loved to read, his library contained at least 1000 books!  Friends and family remember him as the most likable guy, funny, and ornery.  Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Carol Barber; brother, Bill Barber; Stepfather, Charles Cargill. He is survived by sons, Daniel Barber, Anthony Barber and wife Shannon, Jeremy Barber and wife Tanya; brother, John Barber; sister, Dixie Johnson; grandchildren, Tatum Barber, Katie Wilson, Kassie Barber, Maeghan Altman.  Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday July 8, 2016 at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, Kansas.  Memorial Suggestion: Caring Hands Humane Society of Newton.

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