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Thomas Earl Barber, Sr

Thomas Earl Barber, Sr., 62, of Fargo, ND, passed away surrounded by family holding his hands on Friday, March 19, 2021, in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Thomas was born on October 17, 1958, to Robert and Karen (Anfinson) Barber, Sr., in Freemont, NE. he graduated from Boca Ciega High School, Class of 1977. SPJC class of 1979 studying computer science with business and management.  Presidio of Monterey California Class of 1988 studied multiple languages. Vincennes University Class of 1992 where he studied liberal arts.  Saint Leo University Class of 1994 studied Data Engineering. Retired from Florida National Guard in 2000 after 20 years of serving his country; he served his country for twenty-three years.

Favorite Hobbies included spoiling grandbabies as he was a proud Papa, Genealogy, Fishing and Traveling with friends and family.

Tom was honored in Soldiers Military Magazine as well by the Pinellas Park Fire and Rescue Department for his Heroic actions. He achieved Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America and was in Army ROTC through University of Tampa, Florida.

Thomas was survived by his loving wife, Katie Barber; children, Thomas (Jackie Torres) Barber, Jr., Brandy (Robert) Barber, Alex (Melissa) Barber, and Tiffany Widlits; 21 grandchildren; siblings, Dale Barber, Chris (Debbie) Barber, Dorothy (Tim) Taylor, and Larry Barber; and many other loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Karen; and brother, Robert Barber, Jr.

On April 1, 2021 at 10:00AM, a Visitation will take place at Veterans Funeral Care, 830 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, Florida 33765. The Visitation will conclude at 11:30AM. Following the Visitation, A Military Honors Service will be held at 1:30PM, at Florida National Cemetery, located at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513


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  • Sandy Chen says:

    My deepest condolences to the Barber family for your loss. My thoughts are with the family during these difficult times.

  • Rob Shewchuk says:

    Alex and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Words do try and provide some compassion but my thoughts will continue to be of your father. My most sincere condolences. Rob Shewchuk

  • Matt Petznick says:

    Thinking of you & your family, Alex. My condolence to the entire Barber family & friends.

  • Rahul Verghese says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to your family. There’s so much to be proud of about your father, he seems to have been an amazing person and a credit to your family and his country.

  • Emma Da Silva says:

    My deepest condolences to the Barber family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Chad Vittitow says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Works can not describe how sorry I am for your loss.

  • George Windus says:

    Barber Family,

    Extending our deepest sympathies in this time of loss. Your friends and family at Microsoft are thinking, praying and sending love your way. God bless you and your family.

    with deep regards,

    SMC – Corporate – Canada

  • Jessica Bontjes says:

    Alex, I never met your dad, but I can tell how wonderful he must have been just by knowing you. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you, your family and friends grieve during this very difficult time.

  • Angela Henne says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family. How lucky you are to have such an amazing father and now you have taken on many of those traits within your family. I know how proud he is of you and I only wish you peace at this time.


  • Jill says:

    To Tiffany and the entire Barber family, my deepest condolences!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!! I am sorry for your loss. Just know that he will always be there with the twinkle or spark in your eye and looking down on you or even just being right there beside you watching you and the family grow and protecting you like he did for his country!! Xoxo

  • Ndene Sarr says:

    Alex and Barber family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and to the entire Barber family .

  • Xavier Chachignon says:

    Alex, my deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family.

  • Julia Louise says:

    Sending much love and heartfelt condolences to Katie, your loving children and grandchildren, and all the family, on the devasting loss of Tom, such a dear and kind hearted human being… our thoughts are with you all, with all our love from the family in England xxxxxxx

  • mark dawson says:

    mark posted on 3/25/21

    Tom Barber was a believer in his Redeemer, good friend, father, grandfather, husband, brother, patriot, and soldier. Tom was respected and loved. He had a well spoken mind and a heart of gold. He was a man who served well in his many roles. We are all better for knowing him. It is sad that he was taken too soon for our sake. It is good that he now resides in the light of Christ. “I am the Light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” – Jn 8:12 “For what is man advantaged if he gain the whole world, yet lose his soul, or be cast away ?” – Lk 9:25 We miss you my friend. We rejoice in your heavenly reward. Mark D

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