Phillip Barber


Phillip Barber, 71, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 6, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Phil was a long-time member of the administrative staff at Lee University, serving as fegistrar and in more recent years serving in the Division of Adult Learning. 
He was a proud sponsor of Pi Kappa Pi at Lee University for 11 years and has been retired for three years. 
He and his wife served 6 years as directors of Frankfurt Center through Church of God Ministry to the Military prior to residing in Cleveland.  Phil was a proud United States Air Force veteran.  

He was preceded in death by his father, William Barber; mother, Irene Sutphin Barber; and two brothers: Jerry Barber and Larry Barber.  
He is survived by his wife, Lena Barber: two daughters: Katie Barber and Kim Jones; son-in-law, Eddie Jones; two granddaughters: Chloe Jones and Macey Jones of Cleveland; one brother, Nick Barber of Wallace, N.C.; and three sisters: Shelby McGalliard of Pikeville, N.C., Judy McElmurry of Goldsboro, N.C., and Phyllis Posik.

The family will celebrate his life with a private ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Barber family guestbook at


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