Cadet 4C Timothy Barber, age 18, passed tragically on December 31, 2016 with his father in a two-plane accident in McKinney Texas at approximately 5:30 p. m. Tim was spending an afternoon of quality father-son time doing what they both loved, flying. Tim, after graduating as Salutatorian from Farmersville High School, was home on break after completing his first semester at the U.S. Air Force Academy working toward following in his father’s footsteps. Tim was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Farmersville and active in the Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts. He enjoyed playing tennis, hanging out with his friends and being with his family. Tim, like his father, personified the phrase “Humble Servitude” touching many lives during his short, yet remarkable time on this earth. Tim’s love for the United States Air Force was only surpassed by his love of his family and of course the Lord. Those touched by Tim will carry him with them forever.
Luke 18: 29-30
And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life."
Timothy Barber is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mandy Barber, brothers; Ben Barber stationed at Beale Air Force Base in Yuba City, California, Franklyn Barber and wife Tiffany Barber of Wellington, Texas and sister, Becca Barber of Farmersville, Texas as well as Tim’s grandparents Frank and Sally Barber and aunt Lori Barber of Morris, Illinois.
Local Services will be held Monday, January 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Plano, located at 3160 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX. 75074. Tim will also receive a military service and burial with his father Greg at the U.S. Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs Colorado.