In Memory

William C. Barber - Class Of 1945

William C. Barber

William Charles Barber - SAVANNAH - William Charles Barber of Savannah was born Sept. 12, 1927 in Columbus, Georgia. He graduated from College Park High in 1945, where he was president of the senior class and named All City Athlete for Atlanta. He attended Georgia Tech on a track scholarship, where he also played football. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served in China during World War II. He then graduated from the University of Georgia with a business degree, where he lettered in track and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He worked as a loan officer for several car dealerships and worked in the banking business, retiring from First Union Bank. His retirement job was at The Landings golf course, where he worked for 24 years. He joined the Air Force reserve and was on active duty during the Cuban Crisis and Korean Crisis. He later retired from the Georgia Army National Guard. He had been a member of numerous organizations including Chatham Artillery and Savannah Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Grace Barber of Savannah; daughters and their husbands, Stacy and Stephen Hall of Savannah and Diane and Wiley Crosby of Forsyth; grandchildren Maggie Hall of Savannah, Adam Crosby (Amanda) of Macon, and Walt Crosby (Brandi) of Altamonte Springs, Fl., five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and his best friend since college, Charles Tolleson of Daytona Beach, Florida. Visitation will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016 with the Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church memorial garden. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Wilmington Island United Methodist Church music program. For those who are able to attend the service, comfortable red and black attire is encouraged. Due to the possibility of severe weather, please look for an update on the service at . Savannah Morning News October 5, 2016.

Published in Savannah Morning News on Oct. 5, 2016