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Dr. Gene Paul Barbour

March 14, 1932 — June 3, 2022

Dr. Gene Paul Barbour, age 90, a resident of Orange Beach, AL, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022, in Orange Beach, AL.

He was a U. S. Army Veteran during the Korean conflict. Dr. Barbour graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He went on to graduate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he later served on the board, and as Board President. Dr. Barbour practiced in Bridgeton, MO, for 40 years. Dr. Barbour was an accomplished tenor soloist and enjoyed performing with Second Baptist and St. Andrew choirs. He sang with Opera Theatre St. Louis and many other venues. He retired to Orange Beach in 2005 where he was a member of St. Andrew by the Sea. He was active in numerous civic organizations and will be remembered for his charity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel and Lela Barbour; sister, Elva Lee Hancock.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Ann Barbour; daughter, Anne (Todd) Riggs of Jefferson City, MO; sons James (Christine) Barbour of Cincinnati, OH, and Stephen (Jody) Barbour of Morrison, CO; grandchildren, Kevin Barbour of Dallas, TX, Adam Riggs of Nashville, TN, Alison Riggs of Jefferson City, MO, Domanick Comer of Lakewood, CO, and Rudolph Comer of Lakewood, CO; many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at St. Andrew by the Sea, Gulf Shores.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.  A reception follows immediately at the church.

A graveside service will be held at Eldon Cemetery in Eldon, MO, on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Andrew by the Sea, PO Box 2385, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547

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