Ralph Edward Barber, 90, of Summerfield, Florida passed away May 2, 2020 at The Club Health & Rehabilitation Center, The Villages, Florida. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Brown) Barber.
Ralph was born on a farm in Peterson, Iowa a son of the late Floyd and Lillian Barber. He was one of nine children. He was a lifelong Iron Worker building everything from auto factories and nuclear power plants in Michigan and Indiana to the Space Ship Earth ride at Epcot Center. He was a dedicated father, and family man. He loved to hunt, camp and fish. He could fix just about anything that was broken and he would give you the shirt of his back.
Ralph is survived by sons, Mark Barber and his wife, Emily Barber, Scott Barber and his companion Victoria Breault. He is the grandfather of, David Jones, Jessica Williams, Scott Hynson and his wife Tasha, Kaley Barber and Sydney Cox and her husband Steven Cox. He is the great grandfather of Alyssa Williams, Tyler Hynson, Aleah Hynson, Aubrianna Barber, Adaline Cash, Brooklyn Cox, Zoey Cox, Carter Cox and Madison Harris. He is also survived by brother, Howard and sisters, June Hazelhoff, Judy Johnson and Janet White.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughters, Rhonda Anderson and Sondra Finger and brothers, Dale, Wayne, Roger and Jerry and sister.
Interment will be at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City, Indiana. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages, FL 32159. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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