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Albert BarberNovember 15, 1946 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 70)
Will Albert Barber, Jr., 71, a retired school teacher, passed away August 13, 2017 after a courageous battle with a debilitating illness he had fought for several years. Albert was the son of the Will Albert Barber and Jane T Barber of Accomac, VA, who preceded him in death, as did his sister, Billie Jane Winston of St. Petersburg, FL. Albert was a member of Drummondtown United Methodist Church. He grew up in Accomac and attended Accomac Primary School and Onancock High School, graduating from the latter in 1968. He attended the College of William and Mary, and after graduation, served his country in the United States Army. Following his discharge from the Army, he returned to William & Mary, obtaining his Master of Education and teaching certificate. Teaching became Albert’s chosen profession and career, and his first assignments involved middle and highs school science.
In his later years, Albert found his true calling in teaching elementary and middle school special education, specifically for gifted children. His teaching career spanned assignments at Northampton High School, three middle schools in New South Wales, Australia, and the Bureau of Indian (Navajo) Education, in Arizona. More recently, for more than twenty years, and previous to his retirement, he worked with gifted children in the Palmer-Mat-Su area in Alaska. Al enjoyed running, cross country skiing, and most of all, reading.
Survivors include his son, Joshua; brother, Tom; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at the Edgehill Cemetery on Thursday, August 24, 2017, with The Reverend William Greer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Drummondtown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 267, Accomac, VA 23301.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.