March 1, 1958 - December 11, 2021
Floyd Wayne Barber, 63, of Auburn, our loving, kind, and helpful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away on the morning of Saturday, December 11, 2021, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Floyd was born in Manhattan, Kansas on March 1, 1958, the son of Terry and Virginia (Anderson) Barber. He graduated from John Glenn High School in 1976. Floyd worked for a total of 30 years as a truck driver for former Joan Marx Trucking and retired from Champagne and Marx Excavating in 2019. He met the former Irene Roach, and they were united in marriage on July 30, 1988, at St. Joseph’s Church. Floyd was a family man and always loved spending time with them up at the cabin in West Branch or going to motorcycle and dirt bike events and races. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, tinkering in the garage, and always being available to fix the family's cars, lawnmowers, or anything that was needed a repair. Floyd leaves to carry on his legacy his loving wife of 33 years, Irene Barber; children, Anjanette (David) Brown, Brett Barber, Troy (Danyelle) Barber, Marcus (Tylia) Barber; grandchildren, Kash Brown, Eliza Brown, Brynnlee Barber and Eli Barber; sister, Wendy (Ben) Dishaw; special daughter-in-law, Shannon Barber; mother and father-in-law, Theresa (Terrance) Ratajczak; sister and brother-in-law’s, Ann (Fred) Orr, Cindy Divo, Sherry Wedge, Wayne (Joanne) Roach; special brother-in-law and friend, Tim (Donna) Roach; two very special nieces, Nicole (Jeremy) Porath, Melissa (Nathan) Cinciala; loyal dog, Emmitt; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime high school friends. In addition to Floyd’s parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother, Randy Barber; sister-in-law, Sandy VanSumeran; and father-in-law, Wayne Roach. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff and physicians at the Flint Karmanos Institute, the McLaren Hospice, and their nurse, Megan. Floyd’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Friday from 10:00 AM until Floyd’s 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Rev. Fr. Dale Orlik officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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