George Douglas Barbery Jr., 87, of Washington Court House, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 6:53 p.m. at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Grove City, where he had been residing since July 2015.
He was born April 9, 1929, in Atkins, Virginia, to George Douglas and Gladys May Reedy Barbery.
He moved to Washington Court House in 1984 from the Orient community.
George was a Private First Class in the U. S. Army from Jan. 31, 1951, to Dec. 24, 1952, and served in Germany with the 3rd battalion of the 112th Infantry during the Korean Conflict.
He had formerly worked at Frigidaire and then was a press operator at General Motors in Columbus. He retired in 1984 after 30 years of service.
George was an active member of the Church of Christ on state Route 38-NE. Following his retirement, he spent many years building homes. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed working in his garden and tinkering with small projects. He lived his life, and instilled into his family, that you work for what you have and not to expect handouts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; numerous brothers and sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Nina Barbery.
George is survived by his wife, the former Barbara K. Prewitt, whom he married May 28, 1955; two sons, George W. Barbery and his wife, Tammy, and L. Edward Barbery, all of Orient; was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Joseph D. (Stacey) Barbery of Orient, G. Darrell Barbery of North Lauderdale, Florida, Tonya N. (Benjamin) Carpenter of Williamsport and Nathan D. (Krista) Barbery of Mt. Sterling; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James D. and Pat Barbery of Washington Court House and Eugene Harold and Bonnie Barbery of Madison Mills; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Ron Roch of Zephyr Hills, Florida.
The funeral will be held at noon on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Bill Myers, minister at the Church of Christ on State Route 38-NE, officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ on State Route 38-NE, 1550 State Route 38-NE, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal