Charlie M. Barber, Jr.
Date of Birth
May 23, 1953
Bloomfield, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 3, 2014
Prague, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Monday, December 8, 2014 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Liberty Baptist Church ~ 1106 N Main St. Fremont, NE
Interment at Sunrise North Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #82 and VFW #4502


Sunday, December 7, 2014 ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Charlie M. Barber Jr., 61 of Colon, NE, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Prague, NE. He was born May 23, 1953 in Bloomfield, NE to Charlie Sr. and Etta (Tweedy) Barber. Following high school, Charlie entered the U.S. Marines until he was honorably discharged. He attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk and finished his education in Douglas, WY. On May 23, 1975, he was married to Elaine Bridge in Wahoo. Charlie worked at ME Collins Contracting as a superintendent for over 31 years.

Charlie was a fun person to be around and he was very smart. There wasn’t a problem that he could not solve, especially when it came to carpentry. He was an excellent singer and dancer. Charlie’s band, The Night Riders played all around the area and in Iowa for many years. Charlie loved his family and he always enjoyed fishing with his sons and brothers. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 244 in Ceresco.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elaine Barber; children, Terry (Tracy VanWechel) Henderson of Paullina, IA, Staci Redwing of Wahoo, Charlie Barber III of Prague, Hannah Barber of Colon; grandchildren, Lakota Marvin, Tyler Henderson, and Caleb Barber; sister, Etta (Tim) Beaver of Texas; brothers, Jimmy Barber of Wahoo, Loren (Nancy) Lucas of Missouri, Ricky (Deaun) Lucas of Hooper, Randall Lucas of Mead, Dan (Mary) Lucas of Ithaca, David (Staci) Lucas of Missouri; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Barber Sr. and Loren and Etta “Renee” Lucas; brother-in-law, Chuck Bridge; nephews, Ricky LaCroix, Bobby Hegwood, and Shawn Lucas.

Pastor Roger Luiken will be officiating.

Condolences for Charlie M. Barber, Jr.
  1. Rick Stephens
    • December 4, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Charlie always gave of himself without ever wanting anything in return. He was a best friend to everyone, could solve just about any problem. He was a great singer and bass player(Nightriders Band), we had many years of fun together, he was like a brother. It is hard to imagine life without him just down the road or a phone call away. I will miss you brother I guess God got another singer for his band and carpenter to work beside him.
    I am proud to have called you my friend
    Love you Charlie
    Rick Stephens

  2. Ricky & DeAun Lucas
    • December 5, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Dear Elaine and Family:

    We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers .. Charlie was such a GREAT husband, father, grandfather and last but not least big brother. Not ever did we see him without a big smile on his face and carrying on the best conversation
    whether it was serious or full of great memories from the past .. He was definitely a very proud man of his position at ME Collins.

    Rick says he was a great brother through thick and thin .. oh yes there were times like all brothers have but that is what gives Rick all the memories of Charlie to hold dear in his heart forever …

    Me (DeAun) he warmed my heart and soul by talking about Knox County were I grew up, watching his eyes sparkle when he talked about his beautiful wife and daughter Hannah, and stories about his son Charlie , and the memories he shared about his brothers and parents … Best of all I enjoyed being around him at Loren’s cabin on Mark Twain lake in Missouri and watching him “bass fishing” .. oh and singing and picking guitar at Uncle Dick’s benefit…

    What a big loss this is to our family and the void will never be filled …
    Our love to you all !

    Ricky & DeAun Lucas

  3. Shaun Kiihne
    • December 7, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Charlie my friend, so sorry about your dad. He went so sudden. My condolences

  4. Charlie Barber
    • April 8, 2021 - 3 years ago

    To my dad who has been gone 6 years now. I love you so very much dad. There isn’t a day or a minute out of the day we don’t think about you and miss you. Not only were you my dad bud you were also my best buddy and best friend and teacher. I always enjoyed hanging out with you dad and all the times we went fishing together and working together and the times we were driving and carrying on a conversation as son and dad. I’ll always love you dad and miss you so much. Godbless.

  5. Anonymous
    • April 8, 2021 - 3 years ago

    Dear grandpa, this is your beautiful little angel Hannah, me and mom just want to say we are happy you have been with us all this years and it makes me sad you had to go before I could come back home, anyways i always use to miss the times when you would bring me 3musketeer candybars, and you would always greet mom with a kiss, and caleb and I was screaming “GRANDPA” every time you would come in the door, jeez I miss thos days😥, but I know you are looking down at us and we love you with all are heart, and we will never forget you and your loving heart!

    Signed: Hannah, Elaine♡♡

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