Dusty Adrian Barbee


Dusty Adrian Barbee, 40, of Center, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Nacogdoches Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. David Coleman officiating.  Interment will follow at Short Cemetery in Shelby County.

Born June 12, 1981, in Nacogdoches, Dusty is the son of Lois Ann Barbee and Denel Ray Barbee.  Following his graduation from Center High School in 2000, Dusty went on to become a welder. He was a member of Local 798 Welder’s Union out of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Dusty loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was of the Baptist faith.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Kagen Barbee; mother, Lois Ann Barbee; father, Denel Ray Barbee and wife Rosie; brothers, Coby Barbee and wife Crystal and Joshua Barbee; sister, Miley Barbee; nephews, Camden Barbee and Jake Barbee; aunts, Barbara McDonald, Vicky Snider, Ronda Holloway, and Carolyn and husband Ricky Dale Harkness; uncles, Ricky Barbee and Donald Barbee; also, numerous cousins and friends who will miss him greatly.

Preceded in death by his grandmother, Emma Barlow; grandparents, Archie and Faye Barbee; uncles, Bo Barbee, Bobby Barbee, John Barbee, and W.M. Barbee; and aunts, Beverly Walker, JoAnn Rushing, and Linda Faye Cougler.

Pallbearers will be Jason Burch, Jason McDonald, Cody Warr, Juston Barbee, Bradley Lovell, and John Yarborough.  Honorary pallbearers will be Juston Jones, Bailey Jones, Eddie Kirkwood, Camden Barbee, Jake Barbee, and Nolan Tinnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Short Cemetery Fund, PO Box 854, Center, Texas, 75935 or St. Therese of Lisieux Religious Education in Center, 717 FM 2974, Center, Texas, 75935.

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