The video Tribute at the left is of my Father, Howard
Nicholas "Nick" Barb. At his untimely death on May 7, 1981, our
family began supporting each other at our home and selected our
pictures and decided on the picture you see as the one that we as a
family all liked to start the Tribute. Then we decided on a picture
of my grandfather, Rodney Allan "Doc" Barb and my grandmother, Nell
Ours Barb. What we were doing was starting at the beginning of my
Dad's life and building up to the end of his life. We discovered as
we were doing this time of sharing in pictures, laughing and crying
and remembering the good times and bad. It brought us closer as a
family and little did we know, prepared us for the next days of
honoring our Husband, Father and Grandfather.
We could have used many different and more pictures for
the Tribute, but the ones you will see are those that reflect his
childhood and his short life of 53 years "May 5, 1928-May 7,
We chose for the background of the Tribute, "Outdoors".
He was a hunterman, fisherman, and gun collector and enjoyed
hunting camps with his lifelong friends.
The music that you will hear is not necessarily what he
would have chosen, but it's what we thought and liked for the
The pictures we chose for the Tribute, we felt after
many discussions, arguments, laughter and tears, reflected what we
want our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on,
to learn what kind of man he was. And having this video for family
and next generations to cherish will also let them know a little
bit about their family history and who they are about.
After the visitation, funeral and burial ceremony and
weeks to come and years to pass we realize that this Tribute let
his family and friends share in the Celebration of a Life that we
all loved very much.
Jeffrey A. Barb
JEFFREY "ADAM" BARB, age 28 years, a native of Parsons, WV and
a resident of the Lazy Run Community, Kerens, WV, departed this
life late Friday evening, July 8, 2016 at Kerens, WV, as a result
of an automobile accident.
He was born Tuesday, May 17th, 1988 at Elkins, WV, a son of Jeffrey Allan and Anita Marie DeMotto
Barb, who survive.
Also surviving are one brother, Hugh Nicholas "Nick" Barb and wife Courtney; Grandparents,
Hugh and Maggie DeMotto of Red Creek, WV and Jane H. Barb of Parsons; Aunts and Uncles,
Hughie DeMotto of Red Creek, Mike DeMotto and wife Lorrie of
Gilman, Sidnee Barb of OH and
Riley H. Barb and wife Amy of
Canaan Valley, cousins, Bethany Miller and husband Fred, and their
daughter Rylee of Alabama, Emily, Jacob, Mikaela and Bretsell
DeMotto, all of Elkins, and Charlee Barb of Lost Creek; and two nephews,
Luke and Beau Barb, who he adored;
and Adam had many great friends that he leaves behind.
Preceding him in death is his Grandfather, Howard Nicholas "Nick"
He was a graduate of Tucker County High School with the class of
2006, where he was a member of the football squad. He received the
Darren Moss Award while attending Tucker Valley Middle School,
which reflects his selfless attitude for his peers and his
teachers. He attended Fairmont State University, and West Virginia
University. He graduated with honors Cum Laude from Pittsburgh
Institute of Mortuary Science with the class of 2011. Adam then
joined his family's funeral home, Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins and Parsons,
WV, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was third
generation of the funeral home. Adam was instramental in developing
the Dove Release Program, both training and raising the birds used
at graveside services for the families the funeral homes serves.
Adam was known for his smile. He was a beautiful young man, kind,
loving, funny, and a very good friend to anyone he came in contact
with. We will miss you dearly My Adam, "Dwib", "Dwiblet".
Interment was in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV.