Kenneth Barber – Obituary


Henry Kenneth Barber, 73, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh on Friday, July 17, 2020. Kenneth graduated from East Montgomery High School in Biscoe, NC and was drafted into the Army in 1966-1968 serving in Korea most of that time. He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Rush, in 1968. Kenneth loved his children and grandchildren more than anything.

He was a long-time active member of Wake Forest Baptist Church, and served as Chairman of the deacons, usher, volunteered in many areas of children and preschool departments, and WEE Care preschool committee.

He was retired from Boston Gear in Louisburg and Pergo Flooring in Garner in Inventory Control.

A private funeral service will be held at Wake Forest Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; their children, Kennie Schwier, David of Wake Forest, Keisha Shell, Bill, of Raleigh, and Brandon Barber of Sunriver, Oregon; grandchildren, Jacob Schwier, Brady Schwier, and Pacey Shell; his sister, Darlene and husband, Tim, of Star, NC and their children, Kend and Kia Davis and families; sister-in-law, Beverly Barber of Star and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. In addition to his parents, Henry and Novalene Barber, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry and Steve Barber.

Special thanks to his wonderful caregivers, Kathleen and Dorothea and Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wake Forest Baptist Church WeeCare Preschool, 118 E. South Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 Tuesday evening July 21, 2020 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC.