Cody Pershing Barber, 44, died unexpectedly at home in Gilmer, Texas on May 5, 2022. He was born on November 3, 1977 in Tallahassee, Florida to Keith Dwight and Carol Ann Herr Barber.
A Life Member and Returned Missionary of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. He was called by a member of the first quorum presidency of the 12 Apostles to serve a two-year mission in Budapest, Hungry.
Cody has been an avid reader and lifelong sports enthusiast. He loved all kinds of books, authors and poets, and read their scriptures regularly. He is said to have so many books that one of his aunts will donate several as a memorial donation in his name to the public library in Bristol, Florida sometime in the near future.
Cody really enjoyed watching baseball and a good old-fashioned WWE every now and then. He loved classical/jazz music to Aerosmith and it’s safe to say he loved the doobie brothers and more. Cody enjoyed many activities from the past, ping pong, bowling, black jack, playing guitar, he was also an avid gamer (video).
Cody served 16 years as a Texas State Correctional Officer in various positions and facilities. He was a delight to be around! His greatest attribute was humility. He had a gentle spirit about him, but he did not lack strength. He loved to play with family and friends. His intellectual mind, his willingness to choose the right, his kind and shrewd spirit, the enthusiasm he had when he was delighted with conversations, especially those of tit-for-tat humor. Cody’s laugh along with the sound of his voice and his big bear hugs and his smile, his big smile will be sorely missed. Cody had a huge heart and loved his family deeply.
He is survived by his loving parents: his father, Keith Dwight Barber (Madaline) of Gilmer, TX and mother, Carol Ann Herr Barber of Tucson, AZ. His partner in crime (at home) throughout his childhood, Ginger Nichole Gamble (Corey) of Tucson, AZ Nicholas Barber of Phoenix, AZ, Lauren Schmidt (Andrew) and a precious nephew, Colton Schmidt of Columbia, Alabama. Lincoln Barber of Kansas City Missouri, and many memorable aunts, uncles, and cousins, of whom he shared fond memories throughout his life.
He is preceded in death by his father’s parents, grandparents John Pershing and Delcie Mae Barber of Bristol Florida, along with a handful of Barber’s close relatives who are remembered and sorely missed. He is also preceded in death by his mother’s parents, grandparents Harold and June Herr of St. Petersburg, FL.
Cody’s funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1122 Pine Street, Gilmer, TX 75644, where a viewing will be held one hour before the funeral services. services. Burial will follow services at Kelsey Cemetery, Kelsey, Texas.
Flowers can be received through a local Gilmer flower shop.
However, in lieu of flowers, Cody’s father has graciously asked, if he so chooses, that you consider making a charitable donation to the General Mission Fund or even the local Ward Mission Fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Saints. of the Last Days. . In so doing, he can help support those who wish to serve his mission but do not have the financial means to pay the full or partial costs of the cause. This offers young men and young women, like Cody, to serve a full-time mission wherever the Lord sees fit to call. This can be done in person during Cody’s Viewing Time or on the church’s website: www.churchofjesuschrist.org.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in Cody’s memory, visit our flower shop.
Posted by Croley Funeral Home – Gilmer on May 10, 2022.