Barber Patrol - Greg and Tim Barber
News article posted in Colorado Gazette (several photos):
December 31, 2016 was a beautiful day for flying airplanes. Father, Greg "Spanky" Barber and son, Tim Barber were spending quality one-on-one time doing what they loved most...flying. With great sadness, they lost their lives during an unfortunate plane crash in McKinney Texas.
In honor of Spanky and Tim Barber this page has been set up for the family as they mourn the loss of a husband, a father, a son and a brother. These funds will go directly to the Barber family (Wife: Mandy, Sons: Franklyn and Ben and Daughter: Becca).
Greg “Spanky” Barber was a retired LT Col USAF pilot, loving husband and father. He was an exceptionally accomplished and very experienced pilot. Not only was he a USAF Instructor Pilot, a Cold War Alert Pilot, a Combat Pilot, he flew U-2’s, B-52’s and T-38’s. He was the very last pilot to ever be selected to fly the SR-71 just before the program was cancelled and subsequently went on to become a U2 pilot.
Tim Barber, age 18, was on leave from the USAF Cadet Academy based in Colorado Springs spending the Christmas holidays with his family.
The Barber family is an exceptional and giving family who always puts everyone else before themselves representing the true meaning of family, friendship, loyalty, compassion, community, teamwork, and patriotism.
We will continue to honor the lives of Spanky and Tim knowing that they are now flying high with the angels.
The Barber's are overwhelmed by your kind words and generous donations. Let's keep this going for them and surpass the original goal that was set.
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11 :00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church of Plano
3160 East Spring Creek Pkwy. Plano Texas, 75074
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Greg "Spanky" and Tim will be buried at the
United States Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I would like to take a moment to thank each of you for your kind words and generous donations thus far on behalf of the Barber family. You will never know how very special you are and how much this means to them. Below you will find the video that played during the memorial here in McKinney. Both Spanky and Tim were laid to rest in Colorado Springs, Co. yesterday.
article in Colorado Gazette: