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Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb
Date of Death: July 17, 2021
Rebecca Manthey
William Hale
Jonathan
Natalee Grubbs
Tamara Stansberry
Rodney and Melissa Snapp
Danielle Newlin
Julie Rathman
Jodi Wright
Gerald Brill
Mark and Rose McDonald
Hannah Boone
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Visitation
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Thursday 7/22, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Friday 7/23, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery
Whitacre, VA
Friday 7/23
Memorial

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

Benjamin Barb Medical Fund

Bank of Clarke County

Benjamin Elwood Barb, 38 of Cross Junction, VA passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his home after his well fought battle with Brain Cancer (Glioblastoma). Benji was born in 1983 to the late Billy and Sandra (Diehr) Barb. He was a graduate of James Wood High School, Winchester, VA, Class of 2002. Benji was …
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Rebecca Manthey left a message on July 25, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Rebecca Manthey lit a candle
William Hale left a message on July 23, 2021:
Thank you for your brave service to the community
Jonathan left a message on July 23, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Jonathan lit a candle
Natalee Grubbs left a message on July 23, 2021:
Things will never be the same without you down here. Rest in Peace Lt. ❤️
Tamara Stansberry left a message on July 23, 2021:
Heart-felt condolences to the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rodney and Melissa Snapp left a message on July 22, 2021:
May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Misty Costello left a message on July 22, 2021:
Benji was my first friend after my family had moved and the bus route had changed.
Danielle Newlin left a message on July 22, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Danielle Newlin lit a candle
Julie Rathman left a message on July 22, 2021:
Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Jodi Wright left a message on July 22, 2021:
I am so grateful to have known Benji, and grateful he will be watching over us all 🕊
Patricia (Pat) Armstrong left a message on July 22, 2021:
My heart goes out to you for the loss of your beloved Benjamin Barb. It is devastating to lose someone this way. He was taken away far too soon.
Gerald Brill left a message on July 21, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Gerald Brill lit a candle
Ann M Smith left a message on July 21, 2021:
We are all so very sorry for your loss. Benji was a great man and will be so sadly missed by all who knew him. He touched so many lives in such a wonderful way. Please know our thoughts, prayers, and sincere sympathies are with you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of loss.
Mark and Rose McDonald left a message on July 21, 2021:
Benji From the moment you stepped in to our lives to the moment you left us you left a lasting impression that will reach beyond forever. You my friend left us with memories that make our smiles reach the far corners. We will never forget you as you left us with so much knowledge of how to live and love. Melissa and Sophie and boys are surrounded by many and loved by far more. Go rest High my friend!❤️ Til we meet again, you keep those trucks a rolling and water a flowing! Love Papi Mark and Mama Rose
Hannah Boone left a message on July 20, 2021:
My condolences to this family. God has you guys in his hands now.
Ben and Belinda Saville left a message on July 20, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Ben and Belinda Saville lit a candle
Kaitlin and Grace Crosen left a message on July 20, 2021:
I met him at the firehouse 17years ago. He Always was cracking jokes and making me smile. He also always wore one himself (smile). He laughed all the tine and loved hangin with the guys. I had such an amazing friendship with him back then. Never a time I saw Benji that he wasn't smiling and the second it got serious, he was ready to go serve his community and be the best firefighter he could be. I spent so much of my sophomore year at the firehouse with him and the guys at that time. I will always treasure the days spent with him around the campfire, at get togethers, parties and fire training. I look at those pictures often and remember how happy of a time it was. Melissa was a family friend and I loved running into her at the firehouse. I am so sad and sorry that Benji went through so much, aswell as Melissa and their family by his side. I pray for him and Melissa as well as the family everyday, and have since I ffound out about his journey. He is one of the stro gest men I ever got the pleasure to know for a brief moment in tine it seems. May God be with them all through this trying time and I know Benji is in safe hands with God now. I pray for peace, and comfort for his family in the days to come. He was the bravest, most encouraging and inspiring person. God wrap your loving arms around his family and help them find the strength they need to get through this and every day that comes along the way. Amen. Fly high Benji and feel no more pain, you fought so hard and your family is so proud of you well as your friends. The world is darker without you here. God rest your soul sweet man.
Janet ferrell left a message on July 20, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Janet ferrell lit a candle
Phillip Thacker left a message on July 20, 2021:
It was a pleasure to meet you. You were funny, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Your big heart and caring nature made you a amazing firefighter / EMT. You have left good memories in everyone and you will not be forgotten
Julia Smoot left a message on July 20, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Julia Smoot lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Glenda Combs left a message on July 20, 2021:
My deepest sympathies for his wife and family I remember Benji when he was just a little tyke he would come with his mom when she came to take care of my mom Prayers and God Bless You All
Master Firefighter David Dunn left a message on July 19, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with him 🙏and his family 👪as well as his extended family the fire 🔥department God bless
Amy Christian Armstrong left a message on July 19, 2021:
My thoughts are with you Melissa if there is anything you need let me know
Angie & Joe Kenney left a message on July 19, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Angie & Joe Kenney lit a candle
Joy Grimes left a message on July 19, 2021:
My deepest condolences and prayers of comfort for the family.
Hanah Luttrell left a message on July 19, 2021:
Sending lots of love and prayers your way.
Hunter Shoemaker left a message on July 19, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Hunter Shoemaker lit a candle
Charles Lake left a message on July 19, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, Charles Lake lit a candle
John Boyd left a message on July 19, 2021:
In memory of Lt. Benjamin Elwood Barb, John Boyd lit a candle
The Rulemans left a message on July 19, 2021:
Melissa, and kids...my heart has no words. The impact Buddha left on this world is still reverberating. I met someone not 5 minutes before I saw this that was talking about him. There have been stories shared so many times in the preceeding days. His life was NOT long enough, but it was eventful and full of meaning and memories. His legacy beyond his kids will last a lifetime or more. Our prayers are with you, Sophia and the boys.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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