Michael Barber

Michael Dean "Mike" Barber

Thursday, December 16th, 1954 - Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Michael Dean “Mike” Barber, 64, Independence, MO passed away Oct. 30, 2019. Cremation; private inurnment at a later date. The family requests contributions to Independence Animal Services, 21001 MO-78, Independence, MO 64057.
Mike was born Dec. 16, 1954 in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Van Horn High School in the Class of 1973. He served as an officer on the Independence Police Dept. for thirty-two years before he retired in 2008. He loved to bowl and once bowled a 300 game. He bowled in many leagues over the years at Sterling Lanes, Diamond Bowl and Blue Springs. He was a huge Royals fan and a member of the Elks Lodge in Blue Springs.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents George and Betty Barber. He is survived by his wife Julie, of the home; daughter Heather Skouby and husband Derick, Bridgeton, MO; sisters Debbie Barber, Belton, MO: Joyce Pack and husband Paul, Kansas City, KS and was “Pawpaw” to grandchildren Hadley, Gwendolyn, Jensen and Eastlynn.
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Kim Cowick-Epp

Posted at 11:15am
As children Mike, Joyce and I hung out at the bowling alley while our parents were bowling. Later he bowled on a men’s league with my Dad and husband. He was a great bowler and a great friend to all who met him. Last I spoke with him through Facebook was when my Dad passed. He wanted to explain why he wouldn’t be able to attend the service but wanted us to know we were in his thoughts. To his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you say goodbye to an awesome man. Kim Cowick-Epp

Dena (Wood) Ward

Posted at 09:21am
I grew up on Hardy, in the neighborhood near Mike and I remember him hanging out with all of us playing basketball, foosball, pool and pingpong at John White's house with John, Tom Schwartz, David Clark, Jim Cook, Becky Mauk, Dennis Ball, Mike Fullerton and more. Sometimes piling in cars to go to Lake Jacomo. Fun times and great memories with friends. My condolences to his family.
Dena (Wood) Ward

Bill Lunsford

Posted at 11:26pm
I am so sorry to hear the loss of such a great guy! Met Michael Dean through bowling. We bowled together at Maywood, Diamond and Blue Springs. I remember the time when Bill Terry, Mike and myself went and watched the pro bowlers at old King Louie West. Not only was Mike a good bowler he was a great police officer and friend. I am sure when we lived in Independence and if I was outside he would stop and chat, I always wondered what the neighbors thought! RIP Mike and say hello to Jay and Laila!

Randy sanders

Posted at 10:06pm
Mike will be missed by many bowled with him for years at maywood and sterling. RIP

Tish Delaughder-Beltz

Posted at 09:24pm
I sat behind him in nearly every class we had together. from elementary to high school. I could never cheat off him tho, he covered his RIP MIKE. I will always think of you and smile. you will be missed.

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