The Newnan Times-Herald


Haskell Everett Barber

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Dec. 21, 2017 - 5:22 PM

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Haskell Everett Barber entered into God’s presence.

He was born April 10, 1922 in Coweta County where he lived his entire life. He was married to Martha Millians Barber for 72 years.

Haskell served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1939 started by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression, which provided meaningful work on public construction projects. In 1945, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Haskell spent most of his career in law enforcement. He first served the Newnan Police Department beginning in 1954. He later became the first police officer to serve the newly established Peachtree City in 1970, serving many of those years as chief until his retirement in 1987. He loved serving the people, and his law enforcement career gave him much wisdom that he often shared with others.

Haskell is survived by his wife, Martha;, son Jeff Barber; and brother Douglas Barber; grandsons, Clay O’Brien, Jason Barber, and Sean Hartzog. He is preceded in death by his daughter Jackie O’Brien, his son Randy Barber, and his other siblings.
He was a member of Elim Baptist Church and other local civic organizations.

Mr. Barber's life will be remembered in a service to be led by his son Jeffrey A. Barber on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson Street in Newnan beginning at 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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