Mr. Donald Allen Barbee, age 90, of Rutherford, Tennessee, passed away from this life on July 23, 2012, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home of Humboldt. Funeral services for Mr. Barbee will be conducted on Saturday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Scott Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer.
Donald was born August 1, 1921, in Rutherford, Tennessee; the son of the late Dewey and Verna Hoskins Barbee. He worked as an Insurance salesman, but enjoyed and loved being Santa for many children through the years. The children of Rutherford were amazed that Santa lived in their town. He served his country with the Military. Military honors will be observed.
Mr. Barbee is survived by three daughters, Janey Coleman with spouse George of Dyer, Julianne Barbee of Memphis, Mary Helen Ivers of California; two grandchildren, Luke Hynes, Joseph Hynes; and one great-grandchild, Brady Hynes.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 27. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Donald ‚ÄúSanta‚ÄĚ Barbee.