Lloyd Wilbur Barry, Jr. of Pensacola, FL passed away April 19, 2016. He was a devoted husband to Patricia and father to Linda (Stephen), David (Roni), and Steven (Ellen). He will be greatly missed by them and his five grandchildren Keith (Kasey), Tyler, Erica (David), Trevor, and Sloane, two sisters Helen and Jackie, and a brother in heart James. He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd, mother Grace, sister Frances, daughter Sharon, and granddaughter Sheila.
Born in Brooker on March 29, 1940, Wilbur was raised on a farm with no name, as he liked to call it. He was an all-state football player for Bradford County High School and graduated in 1958. He was awarded an academic Scholarship to the University of Florida and married that same year. Wilbur later earned his B.A. in Accounting. During that time, he also served as a member of the Army National Guard.
He made Pensacola his home in 1978 and soon opened Smokey's Real Pit Bar-B-Que on Highway 29 where he cultivated a second family. Table D6 will never be the same, at lunchtime.
All who knew him, knew Wilbur to be an enthusiastic Gator sports fan. He loved classic country music and often traveled to Nashville to support rising musicians in their endeavors. He also donated generously to local causes.
Funeral services will be held graveside 10:30 AM Monday, June 6, 2016 in Dedan Cemetery near Brooker. Local arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home 55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL (386)496-2008. Please sign the guestbook at archerfuneralhome.com
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