Thomas Allen Barber Jr.

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Thomas Allen Barber, 72, of Baton Rouge died Sunday, August 5, 2018 in the comfort of his home. Mr. Barber lived most of his life in Baton Rouge. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School, attained a Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University and a Master degree in Philosophy from Louisiana State University. He taught many years at a magnet school in Baton Rouge and part-time at Louisiana State University. He was an avid LSU supporter and was very actively involved with countless student functions, campus organizations and assisted in founding a grant for students. During his younger years he was a Boy Scout and later became a volunteer. He always enjoyed fishing. Mr. Barber will be most remembered for his kindness, consideration and his sense of humor. He leaves to honor his memory, two sisters, Betty Jo Kerbow and husband Larry of Pasadena, TX and Cathy Barber Kirby of Lake Charles and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Allen Barber, Sr. and Martha Cooley Barber; one sister, Pat Barber Finney and one brother, Johnny Barber. Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the , 630 West Prien Lake Road, Suite 107, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 7 to Aug. 10, 2018
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