Rickey Steven Barber, Sr., 60, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Autumn Care of Marion.
Rickey was born in McDowell County, NC on August 13, 1961, to the late Melvin Reid Barber and Maggie Nola Isaacs Barber. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy and was a truck driver for many years. Rickey was a volunteer with Hospice of Rutherford County and was a member of Disabled American Veterans, with whom, he was a former commander.
In addition to his parents, Rickey was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Barber; and a sister, Barbara Barber.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Alice Barber; three children, Rickey Barber, Jr. (Brandy), Natoshia Barber, and Amber Barber (Jessica); four grandchildren, Kristopher, Tabitha, Braden, and Rickey Reid; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special friend, Lynn Hall.
A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion. Rev. Jimmy Upton will officiate. Burial will follow at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Autumn Care of Marion. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.beamfuneralservice.com