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In Memory of

Herbert Glenn Barger

June 10, 1928 - October 13, 2016

Obituary


Born on June 10, 1928 in Teague, Texas, Herbert "Herb" Glenn Barger entered the presence of the Lord at 10:00 a.m. on October 13, 2016. As the son of a country preacher and farmer, William Mitchell Barger, and a loving mother, Climmie Sartor Barger, Herb developed a strong work ethic from his earliest childhood days. In addition to working on the farm, he participated in basketball and 4H activities during his school days, where he also met the love of his life, Bonnie Dell Sandifer. Telling the story of how he would wink at her...

Born on June 10, 1928 in Teague, Texas, Herbert "Herb" Glenn Barger entered the presence of the Lord at 10:00 a.m. on October 13, 2016. As the son of a country preacher and farmer, William Mitchell Barger, and a loving mother, Climmie Sartor Barger, Herb developed a strong work ethic from his earliest childhood days. In addition to working on the farm, he participated in basketball and 4H activities during his school days, where he also met the love of his life, Bonnie Dell Sandifer. Telling the story of how he would wink at her in class to make her smile, his eyes would always twinkle, as his love for her only grew stronger through the years. They married at a young age, and they followed oilfield work in south Texas for several years. Soon their family began to grow, as Ronnie was born, followed by Brenda five years later, and Debbie seven years after that. Deciding they needed to have more stability for the children, Herb and Bonnie brought their family to the Houston area where they made their home.
Herb joined the outside sales staff of the Houston Chronicle where his quick smile and winning personality helped him achieve immediate success. He later managed his favorite "Miss Classified" team, and rose through the ranks of his professional organization, ANCAM, ultimately serving as President of the organization in 1985. He retired from The Chronicle as Director of Classified Advertising.
Herb was an unashamed Christian serving as a Deacon in several Baptist churches, including Little Rock, Royalwood, Spring Forest, and North Woods. He always greeted his church family with a warm smile and a hug or handshake and was ever ready to serve in a variety of leadership positions through the years. To this humble servant, it was not a religious statement-it was simply how he lived his life.
Herb's passion was his farm in Teague, Texas where through the years he raised cattle and taught the grandchildren how to ride horses, drive a nail into a fencepost, and dig for potatoes. He loved relaxing there with family and friends as much as he enjoyed the constant work involved in maintaining a "second home." He never met a project he couldn't conquer, and he passed those skills along to anyone who wanted to learn.
The family wants to thank the many kind and compassionate caregivers at both Parsons House and Encompass Home Health & Hospice.
Herb is survived by Bonnie, his loving wife of 69 years, and his devoted children, Ronnie and wife Cindy, Brenda and husband Chris, and Debbie and husband Brian. His five grandchildren, Jimmy, Jeff, Kristina, Kelly, and Lauren, and six great-grandchildren, Lillian, Krystal, Erik, Kymberli, Caline, and Daniel, brought great joy to his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Homer and Gracie. He has three surviving siblings, Opal, W.C., and Orval.
We celebrate his life, the rich legacy he leaves, and his unconditional love and kindness.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21