Terry 'T-Bear' Barber

Born: Wed., Dec. 25, 1946
Died: Fri., Apr. 14, 2017


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Apr. 21, 2017
Location: The Smokehouse Restaurant


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Terry Ray Barber "T-Bear" passed away in his home peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017 in Woodland Park, Colorado.

 

Terry was born in Cheverly, Maryland on December 25, 1946 to Wilfred Allen Barber " Wes" and Helen Louise Barber " Weezie". He is survived by his 4 brothers Allen, Charlie, Jerry Barber and Bob Wright. 1 sister Cheryl Posey as well as their spouses.

 

Survived by Ex-Wife and Mother of his children Judy L. Barber-Roullard, His 2 daughters Rachel Renee Barber-Wycoff from San Tan Valley, Arizona and Jamie Lyn Barber-Dennee from Apache Junction, Arizona as well as their husbands Larry Wycoff and Cass Dennee. 5 grandchildren, Dezorae, Dakoda, and Cassadee Dennee. Maegan and Colton Wycoff. 2 great-grandchildren Ayden and Jacob Martinez. Terry was predeceased in death by his Father Wes Barber and his Mother Weezie Barber.

 

Terry graduated from Duval High School in Bowie, MD in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965 and served as a first lieutenant until May 1972. Terry Retired from the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in 1997 where he spent many years as Santa Claus for the Deaf and Blind students and held a Toy Run for them. He was a member of the HOG club. A long time member of ABATE. He Organized the Senior Citizen "Silver Key Run" until 2012 and received several awards for his service to the community.

He was a long time resident of Woodland Park Colorado for over 40 years. " The community of Sunnywood Manor mourns the passing of their Sunnywood Lane Sheriff and will forever be grateful for his love and generosity."

 

Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 21st from 1pm-3pm at The Smokehouse Restaurant- 720 Browning Ave Woodland Park, Co. 80863. A celebration of his life and potluck will be held at the Woodland Park Senior Center - 321 Pine St Woodland Park, Co. 80863 from 3pm-5pm. All who knew and loved him are welcome.

 

We would like to share our Dad's Code for Life. He believed life was about Respect, Discipline, Honesty, Loyalty, and most of all LOVE.

 

The family of T-Bear wish to Thank the incredible people of Sunnywood Manor and all of his amazing friends who loved our Father. We are eternally grateful.

 

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Mo & Gene Canady
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
T.Bear was one of our best friends for years. We shared many memories together over the years. He was a great individual and a caring and giving person. He did so much for people and always had a memory with it. We will miss him so much and all those cards he sent. We love you T.Bear The Queen Mum I am sure is waiting for you Hugs. We will meet again.

Armor OCS 14-67
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Our fondest condolences to a wonderful person, a great American, a solid leader, and a patriotic brother in arms. Thanks for the great memories.

Your Classmates
Company H-1
Class 14-67
Officer Candidate School
Fort Knox, KY

Keith LaMee
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
I am sadden by the news of the passing of T-Bear. He will be greatly missed in the Colorado Springs motorcycle community. I remember one year T-Bear coming by Post 5 when we had a toy drive going to drop off a toy to add the box we had set up. Thank you sir for your service in and out of uniform. RIP

Susan Pickett
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
My sincerest condolences to his family. T Bear was a good friend.

Jim Wear
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Rest in Peace T-Bear. Thank you for your service to our Country and our Community. You will be missed.

Rod Tatsuno
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
It was meant to be...that Wayne K., our fellow Armor OCS graduate from 1967, contacted me and that I had a nice forty minute phone conversation with Terry only weeks before his making his final ride. Glad that I didn't do my usual procrastination. Goodbye, brother in arms...

J-Mac
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Ride on, Brother. God speed.

SFC Robert White, and Elaine
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
You will be missed, especially for the who would be the first to send out
Christmas card. Your friendship over the 35-40 years was priceless. You
were a dear friend, we will miss you, but we know the bike riding will be in the future the heaven above.

Buttons
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
The last ride that he would make,
was the last breath that he would take.

Funny and truthful and gentle and kind,
he'd certainly give you a piece of his mind.

We miss the contrary nature, that's true,
we miss the humor and seriousness we knew.

We miss the smile and laughter he shared,
we miss that fact that he truly cared.

We miss the words of wisdom that he'd impart,
we miss his tenderness, his goodness of heart.

So, T-Bear, where are you riding on this wonderful day,
Certainly, far above the world's violence and fray.

Can you hear all the thoughts that are headed your way,
if they are important, we ask you to pray.

So keep us in mind as we think fondly of you,
Ride on, good buddy, later gator, a biker wave, never a final adieu.

Maryanne Dunne

Jan Jones-Heinen
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Terry Barber-he was a truly great man and friend. I worked with Terry for 12 years at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. We became friends and shared many happy memories. He was always there for me to listen to my problems and give a hug too. He will be missed and was loved by many. I remember hearing his booming voice clear across campus and his infectious laugh. God bless, my friend.

John Belcher
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
My trusted friend, riding companion, and humanitarian. Thanks so much T-bear for all you've done.

Eric Gatzke
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Very sad to see such a nice and interesting friend pass away.

Rita Peterson
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
RIP Dear T Bear. You were a joy and a blessing to so many and you bravely served our wonderful country. You were an all around wonderful man who will be heavily missed. God welcome you, and be at peace.

Lorri Orwig - Silver Key Senior Services
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
T. Bear was such a great friend to the seniors at Silver Key. For 25 years he was instrumental in organizing and leading the annual HOG Run for Silver Key that brought in more than 150,000 pounds of food for the seniors in our community. He will be missed by so many. Our condolences to his family and friends at his passing. He was one in a million.

Tom Okleja
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Here's a salute to his memory, and the many interesting times now long gone. Sometimes for a laugh I'd call him a grumpy ol' grizzly... but he was truly a good, big-hearted man.
I love ya, T-Bear. We will meet again.

Steve Barrette
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
RIP T-Bear....may you guide your fellow riders from the heavens above and may you smile on those who carry on the commitments and kindness you imparted. Peace brother.

Shirley Hall and Fred Anderson
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
It was a sad day when T-Bear's friend, Joshua Bowen called, letting us know that our dear friend T-Bear had passed away at home on Good Friday. May this man of GOD with a heart of gold, good friend and neighbor to so many, Rest in Peace forever with our Heavenly Father, and all waiting to welcome him "home" for all eternity. Heaven has surely gained an Exceptional Angel to watch over us. You will be sorely missed Dear T-Bear. You took a piece of our hearts with you and it will take time... As the song goes "Thanks for the Memories".
from ALASKA with heart felt love,
Shirley Hall, Fred and Maggie Mae, too.

C C
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Terry was The one would take care of everyone, but himself.
He looked gruff on the out side, but the T Bear we knew on the inside was
a caring, loving person. When he had his girls we went to the zoo together.
I thought of them as mine. Know I have a daughter he always wanted to know how she was doing in school. Shelby Loved him Too.
I will never forget you. You are in my Heart and in my Memories.
Rest in Pease and in no pain.
Love Forever C C

Kathy Lundman
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
I send my sympathy to your daughters, brothers, other family and friends who are all feeling a loss right now. After attending the memorial and reception, it was amazing at how many other people's hearts were touched by T-Bear. Thank you for planning Friday afternoon for us all to come together to honor our friend. It was just as he would have wanted. At the reception, it felt as though you were watching down on all of us, smiling that we were all together again! I saw people who I haven't seen in 15 years! To T-Bear, thanks for your love and caring over the years. So many of us will remember you until we see you again. Peace and love to you. RIP

Becca Bockmon
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
John and I are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of our close, faithful & dear friend Tbear. We've known him for 30 years, beginning with his loud, overnight parties and camping Harley buddies. First time I met him I was walking in the neighborhood, and he was outside his house and asked me little girl, aren't you frightened walking alone this time of night? I opened my coat and showed him my 357, and from then on, we were fast and true friends. Once we moved away, we'd stop & visit him and stay awhile in Woodland, go to the Smokehouse, he'd go with us to our beloved Tarryall, shoot with John, even went to Sturgis together, & the time he stopped by our house in TX, on his way home from NC, but missed us by a day, as we had left for Idaho. He was one of our most trusted, faithful friends, would give you the shirt off his back, and loved the Lord. It was always a race to see whether we would send him a holiday card before he had! We wrote many wonderful letters back and forth and the many phone calls we'll miss. We missed visiting him in November, as I had some health issues but already had plans for this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughters and grandkids he loved and talked about so much. We have many photos of him we took, if his daughters are interested in. We love you and already miss you, our dear friend, and one day we will meet again.

L Gray
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in God's word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.

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