In Memory

James "Rick "Barber

James Rick Barber

James " Rick " Barber   

March 29, 1952  ~  April 8, 2009

James Rick Barber went to be with Jesus on April 18, 2009. Rick was born in Bakersfield on March 29,1952 to Jim "Snooks" and Virginia Barber, both of whom preceded him in death.

Rick attended West High School in Bakersfield, Bakersfield College and Fresno City College. He loved sports both as a participant and a fan. Rick attended First Assembly of God in Bakersfield and loved being a member of the choir.

Rick went blind at the age of six, but it never slowed him down. He loved his telephone, it became his window to the outside world, and he took full advantage of it.

Source: Bakersfield Californian

Rick is survived by his sister Sherry and husband, Gary Luckett of Bakersfield; Linda and husband Randy Parks of Bakersfield; brother Mike Nichols and wife Monica of Shafter. The family would like to express their gratitude for the care given to Rick by the ICU nursing staff at San Joaquin Hospital,  We Especially want to thank Denise in the step down unit for her sincere kindness and support. Services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery on River Blvd. on April 14th 2009