Rolla Barbee (95) of Louisville
Published on April 7 2014 8:06 pm
Rolla Barbee, age 95, of Louisville, IL, passed away at 8:15 am Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Flora Rehab & Healthcare Center in Flora, IL.
Wally was born June 11, 1918 in Louisville, Illinois, the son of Ray and Bertha Rae (Hord) Barbee. He was united in marriage on February 27, 1941 in Old Monroe, Missouri to Bonnie Stanfield and to this union were two sons and one daughter.
He was employed by Fedders Inc. in Effingham as a tool and die maker for over 20 years. He also worked in the oil field and farmed. He was a faithful member of the Red Brush Christian Church and was baptized on November 01, 1942. He was also a member of the Beagle Hound Association and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting.
Wally is survived by his wife, Bonnie Barbee of Louisville; son, Ernie Barbee and wife Sally of Louisville; sister, Betty Adams of Effingham; grandchildren, Sherry Harrington and husband David, Lisa McKnelly and husband Darrell, Bill Holeman and Gary Barbee and wife Katie all of Louisville, Maria Myers and husband Dan of Westfield, Indiana, Laurie Bossman and husband Jim of Evansville, Indiana, and Brad Barbee and wife Jamie of Olney; and thirteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Bertha (Hord) Barbee; daughter, Eila Holeman; son, Ed Barbee; brothers, Donald "Bud", Vic, Jim and an infant brother; sisters, Lois Barbee, Millie Rose and Helen Wilson.
Arrangements are being handled by J. W. Neal Funeral Home in Louisville. Family will receive friends and family at the Red Brush Christian Church on April 7, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm with funeral service following at 1 pm there at the church.
Interment will be at Red Brush Cemetery, Louisville, IL
Memorial donations may be made to the Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora, Illinois and will be received at the church and funeral home.
Memorial tributes and condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net