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David Barbee

David Barbee


David Eugene Barbee, 71, of Collinsville, IL; born on August 23, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Barbee was a copy machine field service technician with Copying Concepts, after which he worked at Al’s Automotive as a parts deliveryman.  He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ where he also sung in the choir.  He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive and he was discharged from the services with the rank of Sergeant.  David loved old movies and was a talented bowler.

He was preceded in death by his father – Eugene Barbee and his mother – Mildred “Mickie”,nee Higdon, Cromer.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, nee Walker, Barbee whose dog Georgie Girl gave her approval of David on their first date.  They were married on June 10, 2003 in Belleville, IL.  He is survived by his step-daughter – Carrie (Chuck) Hauber of New Franklin, OH and one brother – Stephen Barbee of Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ.

Condolences to the family may be expressed on line at

Visitation: Friends may call at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12:00noon to 2:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:00pm with Rev. Brett Palmer officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. irene says:

    May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief John 5:28,29.

  2. Joe Dean says:

    Dave was such a great man and hard worker at Al’s Automotive…he will be certainly missed and condolences to his family and friends.

  3. David McNelly says:

    I worked with Dave for about for years at Al’s Automotive. Dave was a kind and good man who could lighten the mood with a joke or a story, he will be missed. May God continue to bless Nancy and their family.

  4. Rene Zajner says:

    Profound condolences to Nancy and all relatives and friends of the Barbee family. I shall treasure times spent with Nancy and David.

  5. Gerald and Betty Wilson says:

    Our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace.

    • Nancy Barbee says:

      Bless all of those who have commented. Dave was the sweetest person I’ve ever known. He was kind, generous, and he could fix anything using whatever he could find. He used that talent at Friedens. He was my hero, and in many ways he still is.

  6. Jean Barbee Dougherty says:

    Nancy, my deepest condolences to you and David’s family. May God grant you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  7. Kathy and Rich Barbee says:

    May memories of David and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

  8. Patti and Richard Allen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and David’s family

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