In Memory

William(Billy) T. Barber

William "Billy" Thomas, Jr., 70, of Hartfieldand Richmond, Va., passed away on November 20, 2021. Billy was born September 4, 1951, in Wilmington, N.C., the son of William Thomas Barber Sr. and Teena Barber. He and his family later moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where he attended Englewood High School, excelling in football, baseball and track. After graduation in 1969, Bill moved to Richmond, where he went to the University of Richmond, graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration. Billy built a well-respected career as an MAI in Richmond's commercial real estate market. With his partner of 40 years, David Lester, the two formed Lester, Barber, & Associates, a prominent appraisal company covering Central Virginia. Subsequently, Billy joined his son, Matt in establishing Barber & Associates. Billy was instrumental in passing on the commercial appraisal skills he learned over his lengthy career, not only to his son, but as a mentor to others in the industry. Passionate about sports, Billy played baseball from Little League to college. He loved cycling, racquetball and tennis (broken racquets notwithstanding). In his later years, he enjoyed hunting in Fluvanna County on his farm and fishing on the Piankatank, where he eventually retired. He loved the river, surrounded by his family, watching his grandsons enjoy the water and laughing at the antics of his granddogs, Birdie and Fannie. Billy was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lynn Moncure Barber; his father, William Barber Sr.; son, Matthew Hamilton Barber (Shannan); daughter, Jennifer Lynn Barber; three grandsons, Grayson, Holden and Liam Barber; and siblings, David Barber (Fran), Candy Barber Harrison and Robyn Barber. The family will be remembering his life privately. We encourage his many friends and associates to share with one another a story or joke about him—he would be laughing along, too. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be a wonderful tribute. Funeral Home: Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, 15 C F Edwards Ln, Saluda, VA, Tel: 804-758-2315

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11/28/21 11:42 AM #1    

Karen Carroll (Kirby)

Oh How I remember that pic from our yearbook!  This brings much sadness to my heart.  Guess maybe I always had a "secret crush" on Billy as did many other girls.  Truely a "Hero" in his entire life!    Sending personal wishes for God's peace and comfort to his family and all those who knew  Billy Barber.  

11/28/21 09:03 PM #2    

Gail Cordell (Stern)

Billy was a steller individual.  Kind, intelligent and a great athelete.  My condolences to his family and friends.

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