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Thomas D. Barber

October 19, 1931 — December 30, 2023

Elkhart, IN

Thomas D. Barber, 92 of Elkhart passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Elkhart General Hospital. Tom was born on October 19, 1931to Sherman and Cecelia Barber. He married Anna F. Miller on July 14, 1984 in Elkhart, IN.

Tom graduated from Elkhart High School, class of 1949. He honorably served as a Sargent in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Tom worked as an electrician for  K&S Electric for over 10 years, Workinger Electric for over 10 years and K&W Electric for over 10 years. He was a union member of IBEW local 153 of South Bend, IN  for 69 years.

Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna Barber; children Krista Howell, Belinda (Steve) Taylor, Melissa (Douglas) Gaugler all of Elkhart, IN; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, son Thomas D. Barber Jr; brother William Barber and granddaughter Amber Linn T. DePree.

Tom will be laid to rest at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart, IN Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting Tom’s family.

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