William (Bill) Hurst Barbour, 87, of Martinsville, VA passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born in Patrick County on July 22, 1933 to Flenchum Hurst Barbour and Lillian Reynolds Barbour. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Slate, and infant sister Margaret.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley W. Barbour; children: Lauren Brennan (Patrick) of Glade Hill, VA, Mark Barbour (Sarah) of Kingsport, TN, Maria Hicks (Charles) of Grand Prairie, TX, and Margaret Brande (Tim) of Reidsville, NC; grandchildren: Afton Brennan, Joshua Hicks, Samantha S. Maxfield (Aaron), Jared Hicks, Shannon Sherwood, Will Barbour, Owen Barbour, and Sam Barbour; great-grandchildren: Woods, Maggie, and Clare Maxfield; sister: Rita Murphy (Leon); brother: Kenneth Barbour (Judy).
Bill retired from Fieldcrest Mills after 31 years of service. He was an Army veteran, past Rotary President, longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and loved singing in the choir. He enjoyed playing golf at Lynwood Golf Course, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Martinsville, prior to the 1:00 p.m. funeral service at the Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church building fund or Mountain Valley Hospice of Martinsville.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to best friends, Wally and Shelby Thompson, loving friend, Kitty Gleason, our church family, our wonderful neighbors, and the exceptional nurses and aides of Mountain Valley Hospice for their loving support and care during the final months of his life.