Hubert (Pop) Barber of Harriettes Bluff died peacefully at Senior Care Center, St. Mary’s on May 24th 2016. He was 87 years old.
Hubert was preceded in death by his wife, Iris C. Barber; and his son, Hubert Perry Barber.
He was survived by his daughter, Hariette Sirmon of White Oak; his grandsons, Lee Barber of Harriettes Bluff, Kevin Barber of Waynesville, Brian Barber of St. Mary’s, Nicky Barber of St. Mary’s, and Jonathan Sirmon of White Oak; his granddaughter, Jamie Townsend of Jesup; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Hubert was born August 1st 1928 in the Okefenokee Swamp at the home of his grandfather, Obediah Barber. Hubert moved to Harriettes Bluff as a child with his parents Perry Barber and Lizzy Barber. He was married to Iris on August 15th 1950 until her death in February 1992. Hubert worked for Cabin Bluff and Brunswick Pulp and Paper as a hunting guide for over 36 years. He was also a sworn deputy sheriff for the Camden County Sheriff’s department under Sheriff Willie Smith in the late 1960′s and worked closely with the DNR throughout his life. Hubert was an avid hunter, fisherman, and shrimper.
A Celebration of Hubert’s Life will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 5 to 7 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys. Private graveside services will be held at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Hubert Barber be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.