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Robert Gibson Barbe

August 5, 1941 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Robert Gibson Barbe Obituary

          Funeral services for Robert Gibson Barbe, 82, of Lufkin, will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Pastor Gary Forrest officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

          Mr. Barbe was born on August 5, 1941, in Chireno, Texas, to the late Raleigh Barbe and Mary Lou (Y’Barbo) Barbe, and died Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at his residence.

          Mr. Barbe proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He owned and operated Barbe Construction Company as a general contractor for 42 years. Mr. Barbe also worked at Lufkin Industries for 19 years. He loved collecting old cars and working on them. He also enjoyed going to estate sales. Mr. Barbe loved his cats very much, so much that he made them their own Facebook page. 

          He is survived by his companion, Silvia Arnold of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Analisha and Mark Brantner of Lufkin; son, Scott Barbe of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Marifrances and Edward Bailey of Lufkin; grandson and wife, Jeff  and Tiffani Brantner; granddaughter and husband, Melissa and Jordan Robinson; grandson and wife, Jimmy and Jill Branter; grandson and wife, Johnny and Maegan Branter; grandson, Cody Bailey of Lufkin; grandson and wife, Hunter and Chelsey Barbe of Lufkin; grandson and wife, Cody and Sara Oliver of Frisco, TX; grandson and wife, Tyler and Makenna Polk of Lufkin; grandson and wife, Dillon and Valerie Polk of Zavalla; granddaughter, Karissa Oliver of Lufkin; grandson, Dakota Bailey of Lufkin; 16 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; brother and sister-in-law,  Roy and Pam Barbe of Lufkin; sister, Judy Forse of Huntington; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Steven Reynolds of Huntington; sister, Cyndi Barbe of Huntington; special family members, Brandy Arnold of Henderson, Byron Arnold of Henderson, Isiah Arnold of Henderson, and Raelinn Arnold of California; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.

          Mr. Barbe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna Faye Barbe; sisters, Barbara and Jeanette; and brother, Albert Barbe.

          Pallbearers will be Scott Barbe, Mark Brantner, Edward Bailey, Hunter Barbe, Cody Oliver, and Tyler Polk.

          Honorary pallbearers will be Dillon Polk, Cody Bailey, Dakota Bailey, David Hodges, and Lloyd Gillespie.

          Special memorials may be made to Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County, 1102 N. John Redditt Drive Lufkin TX 75904, Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter, 1901 Hill Street Lufkin TX 75904 or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

          A Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.

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March 9, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

3:00 PM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353


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