Jeffery Lance Barbee


Jeffery Lance Barbee, 42, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022, in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born February 26, 1980, Jeffery is the son of Bonnie Moore Sims and Archie Barbee Jr. Growing up, he assisted his father in the logwoods. Following high school, his brother, Bill Faust, convinced him to begin a career in pipelining. He was known on the job as “the best hoe hand around”. Jeffery took a seven year break from pipelining and went to work overseas. He was the first one in East Texas to dive to extreme depths as a commercial diver. Currently, Jeffery was working with his brother, Gilbert Bearden, who got him a job as a truck driver. Every job he worked, he was privileged to be able to be with his brothers. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, football, and spending time with family and friends. Jeffery was crazy about his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife, Jandra Barbee of Shelbyville; children, Dylan Barbee and wife Crystal, Cole Barbee and wife Alexis, Porsha Barbee, Anastasia Barbee, Dillion Lee, Draven Lee, Devon Lee, Daylynn Lee, Destiny Lee, Degan Lee, and Dierra Lee; grandchildren, Eli Cade Barbee, Adelin Michelle Barbee, Audrey Barbee, and Jeffery Cole Barbee; mother, Bonnie Sims and husband Rickey; brothers, Gilbert Bearden and wife Mary Beth, Bill Faust and wife Bevin, Shade Barbee; sister, Shyanne Hamilton; stepsister, Jennifer Sims Matthews; stepbrothers, Rickey Sims Jr. and wife Christina and Michael Sims; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and special friends, Marvin Ritter, Tommy Webb, Ike Ormanci, Slade Jones, Ryan Bunch, Smooth Denson, Scott Noakes, Sunny Barry, Mike Crouch, Lloyd Scates, Bobb Hogg, Kevin McDaniel, Kenny Holst, and Michael Paul and Jessica Kay.

Preceded in death by dad, Archie Barbee Jr.; nephew, Cade Faust; numerous aunts and uncles; special cousin, Dusty Barbee; and best friend, Navy Seal Officer Danny Dietz.

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