Troy Community/Beech Springs-William Clifton “W.C/Dub” Barber, 63, went home to be with the Lord on August 6, 2018 at North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. Dub was born September 16, l954 in Tupelo, MS. to Martha Alice and William Clifton Barber, Sr. He graduated from Tupelo High School in l972 and he attended Itawamba Community College. W. C. belonged to both Beech Springs Free Will Baptist Church and St. James Catholic Church. He was a member of the Beech Springs choir, the Knights of Columbus, Tupelo Civitan, Ducks Unlimited and he was an avid Mississippi State fan. WC loved children, horses, dogs and almost any animals. He was an excellent cook and loved creating dishes for his family. W.C. worker for over 17 years with the Tupelo Regional Office of the Mississippi Department of Medicaid where he dedicated his life to advocacy for children with special needs and the elderly. He organized and recruited yearly to support the drive to finance research and assistance for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He truly lived his life in service to others and his legacy will always be legendary in the hearts and souls of literally thousands of people he helped and encouraged in his years of outstanding service.
A time of visitation with the family will be from Noon-service time on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. The celebration of his life will be held at 2 PM with Bro. Dennis Kizzire and Father Tim Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. The service may be viewed via www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Livestreaming at 11 AM today and for 60 days thereafter.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Phyllis Floyd Barber; his sister, Linda Cochran and her husband, David of Beech Springs; his brother in law, Harry Floyd; his nieces, Missie Cochran, Mary Elizabeth Bishop and her husband, Mark; and Katy Irwin and her husband, Kyle; three great nieces, one great nephew and 3 god children; Jessie Rogers, Kelli Layton and Garrett Horton. His work associates at the Division of Medicaid and beneficiaries he helped everywhere.
Pallbearers will be Harry Floyd, David Cochran, Garrett Horton, Joey Carlisle, John Paul Blaylock, Don Barton, Lee Caldwell, Jim Reich and Charles Ray Barber. Honorary Pallbearers will be the employees of the Tupelo office of the Division of Medicaid and Joe Johnson.
The family ask that memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mississippi Chapter, 1907 Dunbarton Drive, Suite C, Jackson, MS. or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Memorial Giving, Attn: Memorial Giving, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018
The family wishes to thank the Critical Care Unit staff at North Mississippi Medical Center for their loving concern and watch care his last few days. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving their close friends. For those who might not be able to attend the service, it may view via www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Livestreaming at 2 PM today and for 60 days thereafter.
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Phylis, I am so very sorry for your loss. As you know, WC was a precious, kind man. He will be missed😥. With loving thoughts, Nelda
Submitted by Nelda Clayton on Aug 10 2018 10:12:28 PM
So sorry to hear of W.C's passing. I continue to pray for you Phyllis and W.C's family. W.C. was liked by everyone and a friend to his classmates. I was fortunate to reconnect with him on Facebook in 2013.
Submitted by Edward Landers on Aug 9 2018 10:17:18 AM
Goodby my sweet friend! I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to be there to say good by and to meet your sweet wife. I know your whole family will miss you as will so many of us that have grown up with you! Oh for the reunion someday! Until then my friend!
Submitted by Becky Cade on Aug 8 2018 11:23:46 PM
Wendi Vails McFerrin lit a candle for William Clifton "W.C." "Dub" Barber
Wendi Vails McFerrin lit a candle on Aug 8 2018 07:30:30 PM
Phee this is Wendi! I'm am so crushed I missed his funeral.........Please get in touch with me. I loved Wubble so. My number is 687-0225 I live in Belden
Submitted by Wendi McFerrin on Aug 8 2018 07:29:57 PM
Phyllis I so sorry for your loss. W.C. Was always a very kind man to me as a child and as a young adult. May he Rest In Peace. With love Ian
Submitted by Ian k. Wright on Aug 8 2018 05:21:43 PM
THS Class of 73
Submitted by Pat Cross on Aug 8 2018 05:13:10 PM
My mother and daddy were Willie and Bennie Spradling. W. C.'s daddy Clifton was related to my daddy. We lived up north but would always come visit in the summer and I remember always enjoying the visits and especially how nice W. C's sister Linda always was to me. My brother Kelly Wade also remembers W. C. and all your family with fond memories and how kind you all have always been to us. Your family is in my prayers and we are so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss W. C.
Submitted by Marilyn Breedlove on Aug 8 2018 02:52:57 PM
W. C. was a remarkable person and a truly giving person. We first met at our initial Medicaid training. I will truly miss him and feel blessed to have known him.
Submitted by Mary P. Tidwell on Aug 8 2018 11:32:14 AM
Wonderful person and had great humor. Will miss him.
Submitted by Treva Owens on Aug 8 2018 11:01:21 AM
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