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Barry Alan Colbert
October 18, 1949 ~ January 14, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Barry Alan Colbert, 73, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.
A resident of Jesup for the past twenty-eight years, Barry was born on October 18, 1949 in Petaluma, California to the late John Curtis and Katherine Putnam Colbert. He moved around quite frequently in his younger years as his father served his country in the United States Air Force settling for a short time in Murphysboro, Tennessee during his teenage years. While living here, Barry met the love of his life, the former, Judy Ann Rodden. The two were high school sweethearts and have been together for over fifty-three years. Barry followed his father’s footsteps, also joining the United States Airforce where he worked closely with the United States Army throughout his Airforce career as a Forward Air Controller and Tactical Air Control Party. He served in numerous duty stations throughout his twenty-six year career including military installations in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Hinesville, Georgia, two tours in Korea, and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. He retired to Jesup, Georgia in 1994 where he adopted a slower pace of life, devoting his time to tinkering with things around the house using his own creative engineering strategies. Barry enjoyed camping, fishing and skiing, both water and snow. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and looked forward to purchasing his weekly lottery tickets by carefully planning what he would do with the proceeds when he won. In addition to his parents, his son-in-law, Christopher Titus Morrison, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Judy Colbert of Jesup, Georgia; two daughters, Christi Capps of Ray City, Georgia and Lisa Tinker Morrison of Wedgefield, South Carolina; five siblings, Terry Colbert of Belize, Debi Dickerson of Tennessee, Kay Wilson of Georgia, Jonathan “Skip” Colbert of Colorado and Kathy Metzger of Georgia. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and a host of fur babies and grand fur babies also survive.