Paul Barb Jr., age 72, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Paul was born on Thursday, March 5, 1942, in Marlinton, a son of the late Paul Barb Sr. and Etta Mae Bailor Barb. He was married to Hazel Marie Moore Barb, who preceded him in death in 1974.
Left to cherish Paul's memory are his children, Cindy Barb and companion, Junior Howell, of Dailey; Audrey Carter and husband, Michael, of Huttonsville; Jamie Barb and wife, Wendy; Joe Barb and wife, Michelle, of Elkins; Regina Summerfield and husband, Delmas, of Elkins; Melissa Taylor and husband, Jake, of Durbin; Sylvia Barb and companion, Tyler, of California; George Studer and wife, Linda, of Beverly; Lindsey Studer of Elkins; Ryan Barb and companion, Cassie, Tuning of Elkins; and Robert Tincher of Marlinton; 13 grandchildren, Courtney Barb, Dakota Howell, Cheryl Pritt, John Pritt, Jerry Paul, Steven Pritt, Ethan Scott, Amber Scott, Hannah Wratchford, Felicity Barb, Zachary Bennett, Kristen Harrington and Andrew Harrington; 11 great-grandkids, Blaise Price, Marc Price, Addison Mayle Allyssa Scott, Hunter Wratchford, Emilee Wratchford, Jordan Bennett, Savannah Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Bailey Pritt, and John Paul Jr.; seven siblings, Virginia Dolan and husband, Charlie, of Hillsboro; Barbara Johnson and husband, George, of Mill Creek; Donald Barb and wife, Lynn, of Marlinton; Randy Barb and wife, Myrtle, of Beckley; Tom Barb and wife, Margaret, of Marlinton; Carl Barb and wife, Clarabelle, of Hillsboro; and Bob Barb of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife and parents, Paul was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Wilfong, and his great- granddaughter, Haylin Barb.
Paul attended the schools of Pocahontas County, and had worked at Denmar State Hospital and Coastal Lumber Co. of Dailey. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, tinkering with lawn mowers, "horse trading," watching westerns, country and gospel music and his cat, Tom. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and he will be greatly missed.
Paul's request for cremation was honored. The Randolph Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangement for Paul Barb Jr.
Send online condolences to the family atwww.therandolphfuneralhome.com.