Thomas Earl Barber, Sr., 62, of Fargo, ND, passed away surrounded by family holding his hands on Friday, March 19, 2021, in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.
Thomas was born on October 17, 1958, to Robert and Karen (Anfinson) Barber, Sr., in Freemont, NE. he graduated from Boca Ciega High School, Class of 1977. SPJC class of 1979 studying computer science with business and management. Presidio of Monterey California Class of 1988 studied multiple languages. Vincennes University Class of 1992 where he studied liberal arts. Saint Leo University Class of 1994 studied Data Engineering. Retired from Florida National Guard in 2000 after 20 years of serving his country; he served his country for twenty-three years.
Favorite Hobbies included spoiling grandbabies as he was a proud Papa, Genealogy, Fishing and Traveling with friends and family.
Tom was honored in Soldiers Military Magazine as well by the Pinellas Park Fire and Rescue Department for his Heroic actions. He achieved Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America and was in Army ROTC through University of Tampa, Florida.
Thomas was survived by his loving wife, Katie Barber; children, Thomas (Jackie Torres) Barber, Jr., Brandy (Robert) Barber, Alex (Melissa) Barber, and Tiffany Widlits; 21 grandchildren; siblings, Dale Barber, Chris (Debbie) Barber, Dorothy (Tim) Taylor, and Larry Barber; and many other loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Karen; and brother, Robert Barber, Jr.
On April 1, 2021 at 10:00AM, a Visitation will take place at Veterans Funeral Care, 830 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, Florida 33765. The Visitation will conclude at 11:30AM. Following the Visitation, A Military Honors Service will be held at 1:30PM, at Florida National Cemetery, located at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 12th, from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Bemidji State Park Dining Hall, 3401 State Park Road NE, Bemidji, MN, 56601. A potluck lunch will also be held.