Reverend William Lee “Bill” Barbee, 91, passed away June 1, 2022 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
Mr. Barbee was born April 24, 1931, in Durham, NC to the late William Millard Barbee and Nancy Parrish Barbee. Bill graduated from Duke University Divinity School in 1961 and served in both the Eastern and Western Methodist Conferences where he was a minister in many Methodist churches across North Carolina. He retired in 1993 and resided in Graham, NC for several years. Mr. Barbee had recently moved to Raleigh, NC.
Mr. Barbee is survived by his wife of 72 years Myrtie Wade Barbee; sons, William Ray Barbee (Bonnie) of Elm City, NC, Timothy Lee Barbee (Paula) of Victoria, Australia, James Millard Barbee of Wake Forest, NC; daughter, Nancy Barbee Wells of Orange City, FL.; grandchildren, Cindy Wells Marshall (Scot), Rob Wells, Kimberly Wells, William R Barbee, Jr., Randal Barbee (Katie), Andrew Hutchinson (Alli), Anna-Catherine Barbee, Addison Barbee, Mahana Mathi-Taniori; great-grandchildren, Sierra Wells, Nevaeh Barbee, Rylee Barbee, Morgan Barbee, Gabriella Barbee, Payton Barbee, Matthew Marshall, Meredith Marshall, Carter Rodriguez, Hunter Rodriguez, Darin Neho and Lahana Neho; great-great-grandchildren Matthew Glasscock, and Bradley Glasscock.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason DuVall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name can be directed to the charity of your choice.