Herbert F. Bare, age 91 of West Jefferson died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Forest Ridge Assisted Living. Mr. Bare was born February 7, 1929 in Ashe County to the late Esau and Ethel Black Bare. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Parrish and Pauline Harger. Mr. Bare was a proud United States Army Veteran who served in the 25th Infantry during the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Jefferson. He retired from Sprague Electric after over 30 years of service. His hobbies included skeet shooting and hunting pheasant.
Mr. Bare is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hudler Bare, son, Mike Bare and wife Robin of Longmont, Colorado, daughter, Beth Johnson and husband Mike of Lansing, grandchildren, Emily Ballou, Eric Johnson, Mychal, Kristopher and Cassandra Bare, great-grandchildren, Cohen Ballou, Vylette Bare and Ella Ballou. Two nieces also survive.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm at West Jefferson First Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Michael Lea and Rev. Ken Morris with military rites. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family respectfully request no food or flowers please.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 180, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
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