SHELBYVILLE - Aubrey R. "Rusty" Barber, 81, died peacefully at his home Wednesday, January 28, 2009 following a long illness. He was born on September 24, 1927 in Georgetown, Kentucky to the late Everett and Nannie Mae Marshall Barber, but lived most of his life in Shelby County.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Rusty Barber was a member of North Frankfort Baptist Church, a member of the Shelby County Fire Department for sixteen years and a member of the American Legion Post No. 7 in Frankfort. He was also a HAM radio operator and was a licensed radio operator examiner. Mr. Barber was a retired truck driver for Capitol Warehouse in Louisville and was a former employee of Webb Transfer Lines.
Survivors include his loving wife of nearly fifty-six years, Louise Dempsey Barber; a son, Everett Barber and daughters, Billie Jean Ivers (Bobby) and Connie Estill (Cole) all of Shelbyville and Lynn Adams (Kelly) of Frankfort; sisters, Mary Katherine Martin (Billy) Christine Warnock (Eugene) both of Lexington; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Deward Mason Barber and Bryant Barber and three sisters, Etta Marie "Cotton" Bryan, Lella Graves and Sarah Mae Parrott. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Wednesday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend David Smith officiating. Terry Mason, T. J. Barber, Wayne Ivers, Jeff Ivers, Kelly Adams, Cole Estill and Bobby Ivers will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens of Frankfort. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M., until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday at Hall-Taylor. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus.