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.