William Barber

William Barber

CLINTON, Iowa – William B. Barber, age 69, of Clinton, Iowa, died at 5:09 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

Bill was the oldest of three sons born to Washington Henry and Tracie (Brunk) Barber Schoenig.

Surviving are his brothers Jay (Mel) Barber of Tuscola and Tim (Nancy) Barber of Champaign, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

At an early age, Bill accepted Jesus as Savior along with his dad and was baptized in the Clinton Church of Christ on Comanche Avenue. This began a long history of working, not only with his home congregation, but also with several others in various towns where he lived. He enjoyed studying, teaching, some preaching and serving in many other capacities where needed. He was ordained at Northwest Christian Church on Jan. 30, 1994. He attended Lincoln Christian College for a semester in 1967.

Bill worked in a variety of places, including a gas station, several grocery stores and at Empty Tomb Inc. in Champaign as their furniture coordinator; he also was self-employed producing rubber stamps and engravings, a security guard, and a nursing home chaplain until retiring.

He loved reading, watching "The Waltons" reruns, movies of all kinds, cooking, monthly family get-togethers and the annual Barber reunion.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Clinton Church of Christ, with visitation an hour before service time.

Memorials may be made to the Clinton Church of Christ, Clinton, Iowa.