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Colburn Barger, age 92, of Science Hill, passed away on Friday May 20, 2016 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.
Colburn was born on May 8, 1924, in Perry County, to the late Mannon and Mertha Barger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country in World War II. He married Edna Holland, in Bellview, Kentucky, on November 30, 1946. Colburn was a retired tool and die maker for the General Motors Company. He was a pilot and enjoyed vintage cars. Colburn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Somerset, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Edna Holland Barger; his sons, Terry (and Michelle) Barger, of Somerset, and Timothy (and Beth) Barger, of Westchester, Ohio; his sister, Geneva Bonner, of Cincinnati; his grandchildren, Adrienne (and Darren) Myers, Kyle Smith, Eric Lawson, Jessica Barger and Sarah Cahill; his great-grandchildren, Lee McCoy, Victoria McCoy and Jordan Barger; and his niece, Cathy (and Jim) Wyatt, of Batavia, Ohio.
Preceding Colburn in death are his parents; his son, Douglas Barger; and his brothers, Colsten Barger and Kenneth Barger.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 after 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Dr. French Harmon and Bro. Jim Fields officiating. Musical selections will be by David Pendley. Burial will follow in Mill Springs National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Toni Pendley Nursing Scholarship Fund, C/O First Baptist Church, 128 N. Main St. Somerset, KY 42501.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.