George Ross Barbee, 76, of Kouts formerly of Terre Haute passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023. He was born June 30, 1946 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Wilmer W. & Mary Roxine (Heavner) Barbee and graduated from Wiley High School. George made his career with AT & T for many years as a Line Tech in the era when maintaining phone lines required climbing poles digging holes. His true passion was gunsmithing, and he became a much sought after craftsman who could fine tune nearly any weapon with the precision of a jeweler.
On April 17, 1970 he married Donna Featherston who survives along with their two sons; Ross A. Barbee of Michigan City & Jeffrey Adam Barbee of Washington, and six grandchildren; Brytani, Emerald, Lily, Crissy, Aspen & Elija Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a private family ceremony will be held along the banks of his beloved Wabash River in Vigo County.
We are so sorry for your loss in this difficult time my our thoughts and prayers be with you in your time of need. -Joshua S Culley
George worked for me 10 years, hell of a att technician I will miss him, -Walter Sarzynski
I was just made aware of George’s passing and with a heavy heart I send my condolences. Being from Culver, I didn’t work with George daily, but over time we did work together and built a friendship that lasted. You may not remember me Donna, but I remember you. I will always remember George as a great guy with an occasional tough tough exterior but within, a guy with a big heart and as generous as the day is long. Donna, you and your family were graced with a gentle giant! -Cary Flora