Billy Austin (Bill) BarbourFebruary 10th, 2021
Billy Austin (Bill) Barbour, 85, of California, Mo., passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Valley Park West Retirement Living Center. He was born December 28, 1935, in Latham, Mo., the son of the late Hershel and Letha (Bayne) Barbour. He enlisted in the US Army and served in Panama, honorably discharged in September 1964. He was married to Karen Louise (Hall) Barbour, who preceded him in death. After serving in the military, Bill went to work as a truck driver for Western Auto and was a Teamsters Union member. He continued his career as a truck driver for several companies, for a short time was an owner/operator, and was a farmer near Latham, Mo. until he retired. He was a member of Latham Christian Church. Bill is survived by his children, Julie Ann Barbour (Butch Gerhardt) of California, Mo., Steven Joseph Barbour (Jennifer) of Roanoke, Texas and Michael Keith Barbour of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jared Austin Barbour of Grapevine, Texas, Nicholas Andrew Barbour of Lewisville, Texas, and Clayton Daniel Hood (Megan) of Hanford, Calif.; siblings, Kathy Garber, Jim Barbour (Ruth), Jonny Barbour (Sandy), Nancy Bolinger, Bonnie Fanning, Cheryl Duvall (Jim) and Carol Morrison; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his previous wife, Carolyn Barbour of Arizona. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Embry, and brother, Dave Barbour. In accordance with CDC requirements, the family will receive friends Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jim Randall officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. A public webcast of Bill's funeral service will be available on his memorial page on the funeral home's website. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital or Latham Christian Church. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.