John William Barber, 70, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Born in Detroit, Mich., on August 31, 1951, he was the youngest child of Hugh Temple Barber Jr. and Virginia Mary Borglin Barber. His brother Gary Barber predeceased him in 2018.
John and his wife Kay moved to Statesville from The Woodlands, Texas, in 1996 and purchased the Mail Boxes Etc. store that became the UPS Store of Statesville in 2003. They also purchased the store in Salisbury and operated both locations until about 2007. John also founded and operated Barber Appraisal Services LLC, serving Iredell and surrounding counties for over 20 years.
John is survived by his former wife, Mary Kay Spencer Barber of Conroe, Texas; his brother, James Barber of Kingwood, Texas; nephews, Bryan Barber (Amanda) of Lapeer, Mich., Jonathan Barber (Sarina) of West New York, N.J., James Barber of Burton, Mich., Christopher Barber (Pamela) of North Branch, Mich., Timothy Barber of Swartz Creek, Mich., Gregory Barber of Buda, Texas; and his niece, Courtney Yarbrough (Dennis) of Crosby, Texas. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.
A family gathering and memorial will be celebrated at a later date.
Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.