Harold and Jo's Story

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They lived together, served together and died together. Harold Boyd Barber, 87, and Margaret Jo Robinson Barber, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 29, 2017. While a tragic departing, one can see God's grace and mercy intertwined in the details.
Harold and Jo were members of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels and served God though building mission churches, hosting a weekly Bible study in their home, working in the church kitchen, volunteering at the local food bank, visiting those in nursing homes, distributing Bibles with The Gideons International, and so much more.
They are survived by Jo's siblings and their spouses, Nola and Andy Morrison and Greg and Janis Robinson; daughters and their spouses, Charlotte Diane Barber and Archie Sheppard and Elizabeth and Gib Watt; five grandchildren and their spouses, Brandi and Felton Joseph, Heather Pacheco, Ashley and Steven Draughon, Jonathan Watt, and Brice and Donald Harrison; nine great-grandchildren, Benjamin, David and Emma Joseph, Nick, Matt and Gabi Pacheco, Olivia and Hunter Draughon, and Riley Harrison; and many other family and close friends.
They are preceded in death by Harold's parents, Boyd and Nora Barber, and sister Evalena Barber; Jo's parents, Bill and Monnie Robinson, and sister and her husband, Joyce and Steve Samples.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 6, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Brad McLean officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Steven Draughon, Donald Harrison, Felton Joseph, Jeff Morrison, Kyle Robinson, Gary Robinson, Paul Scott, Dale Black, Barry Bechtold, Larry Shoemake, Rey Escobedo, and Rudy Vargas.
Memorials in memory of Harold and Jo may be given to The Gideons International, S.O.S. Food Bank or FBC Building Fund.
The family of Harold and Jo wish to extend our sincere thanks to the church staff, church family and the entire New Braunfels community for their support during our time of loss.
Published on April 3, 2017
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