Tony William Barbee

Published 9:13 pm Friday, October 8, 2021

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Tony William Barbee went to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2021 in Statesboro, Georgia.

Tony attended Oakboro High School and enlisted in the US Army. He served at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Arkansas with his faithful service dog, Monty. Tony married his high school sweetheart, Wanda, while in Anchorage. Following his military service, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Wingate and Winthrop University. Tony began his longtime career with Milliken moving to LaGrange, Georgia, in 1979.

Tony loved his work and especially his hobbies like restoring classic Chevrolet automobiles.

Tony is survived by his wife Wanda Barbee, children Mandy Fortune [Frank], Brent Barbee [Tonya], grandchildren Jack Fortune, Cate Fortune, Whitley Barbee, John William Barbee, and Samuel Barbee, sisters Sandra Rusher [Glenn], Rita Barbee and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony is predeceased by father, Burlie W. Barbee, mother Lois Barbee, and brother Michael Barbee.

A graveside funeral service and burial will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Oakboro Cemetery in Oakboro, North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held Sunday Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Rocking Out Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 2109, Statesboro, Georgia, 30459.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.