News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Obituaries

July 15, 2014

Adron W. Barbee Jr.

TERRE HAUTE — Adron W. Barbee, Jr., 93, of Terre Haute went to be with our Lord on the 14th day of July, 2014. He was born on June 16, 1931 in Frankfort, IN to Adron W. Barbee, Sr. and Beulah Inman Barbee. Adron was a assistant professor at Indiana State University for 25 years until he retired in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Joan Carlson Barbee.

Other survivors include four daughters, Lisa Paul and her husband, Wilfred, Cynthia Barbee, Sharon Hancock and her husband John and Diana Bowden and her husband Troy; a brother, Edgar Barbee and his wife Phyllis; ten grandchildren, Jason Paul, Joseph Paul, Joanna Paul, Samuel Barbee, Dusty Reading, Keith Norris, Sarah Norris, Whitney Barbee, Patrick Broderson and Ruth Bowden, their spouses; and many great grandchildren; two nieces, Pam Austin and Cheryl Galloway; two nephews, Edgar Barbee, Jr. and Brent Barbee; and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.  

As a boy, Adron lived in California for a time when his father was in the Navy. He loved motorcycles, and he built his first bike at the age of 13. The knowledge of mechanics, motors and electronics would always be a part of his life. Adron had an exciting youth racing motorcycles and owned a Henderson, Harley, an Indian and a Norton. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War, working as an airplane electrician on B-52’s, which at the time was a classified aircraft. Adron was honorably discharged and came home to Terre Haute. It was soon thereafter that he met and married his wife, Joan. Adron returned to school and became a physics teacher, first teaching at Clinton, Riley, then Garfield High School, before becoming an assistant professor at Indiana State University. He loved teaching and he was very beloved by his students. Adron could fix anything, and his friends brought dozens of items such as microwave ovens, washing machines, sports cars and heavy equipment to him so he could work his magic on them in his spare time.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street with Pastor Brett Parks officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 18, 2014 in the funeral home. Funeral information is also available at:

www.callahanandhughes.com

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • flag.jpg James Eugene Dean

    James Eugene Dean, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norris, raymond .jpg Raymond L. Norris

    Raymond Lester Norris, 78, Naples, Fla., passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at AVOW Hospice, in Naples, after living at home many years with Alz-heimer’s and Parkinson’s

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shade,Carrie.jpg Carrie Lucy Shade

    Carrie Lucy Shade, 86, died July 26, 2014, in Indianapolis.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shahadey, Ferris.jpg Farris Joe Shahadey

    Farris Joe Shahadey, 60, of Terre Haute, passed away July 29, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, from complications associated with a brown recluse spider bite.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Froderman,Douglas.jpg Douglas Wayne Froderman

    Douglas Wayne Froderman, 46, went to be with his father, Wayne, in Heaven on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ringo,John.jpg John L. Ringo

    John L. Ringo, 93, of Brazil, passed away July 30, 2014, at Exceptional Living Center with his family by his side.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bates, marian krajewska jp.jpg Marian Krajewska Bates

    Marian Krajewska Bates, 81, of Bloomington, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in I.U. Health, Methodist Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • England, dan .jpg Daniel G. England Sr.

    Daniel G. England Sr., 63, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at IU Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hilton, scott .jpg Scott L. Hilton

    Scott L. Hilton, 54, of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Union Hospital, surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hogue, Alyssa.jpg Alyssa Mechelle Hogue

    Alyssa Mechelle Hogue, 19, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
Front page
AP Video
Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: 16 Killed in Gaza Market Strike Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Wisc. Twins Celebrate a Century of Laughter LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Bull Run Comes to Middle America Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Raw: Divers, Snorkelers at Undersea 'Concert'
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News