Percy Thurman ‘P.T.’ Barbour, 84, owned and operated Sun and Surf Motel, Barbour’s Chuck Wagon

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Percy Thurman Barbour
Percy Thurman Barbour

Percy Thurman ‘P.T.’ Barbour, 84, of Carolina Beach, died at his home on Thursday, June 16, 2016. P.T. was born in Onslow County to Percy M. Barbour and Nellie Barbour Hines. They moved to Wilmington in the 1940s.

He worked with MacMillian and Cameron for many years. He and his family owned and operated the Sun and Surf Motel, and Barbour’s Chuck Wagon at Carolina Beach. During his life, he owned many other businesses in several counties in North Carolina. He loved to work and visit with family and friends. Other favorite things to do included fishing, hunting and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 56 years, Hazel C. Barbour; and two sisters, Mary Gainey and Ruth Hines.

P.T. is survived by his wife, Miriam Barbour; sons, Dennis Barbour, and his wife, Wanda, of Carolina Beach, and Douglas Barbour, and wife, Brooks, of Wilmington; grandchildren, Daniel Barbour, Kim Munley, Wes Barbour, Jason Barbour and Brian Barbour; stepchildren, Charles Joyce Jr., Alexander Joyce and Tracee Ann Joyce; great-grandchildren, Hope, Jayden, Cameron, Trevor and Arson; nephews, Randy Gainey and Clint Hines Jr.; and niece, Kathy McKay.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, Oleander Drive, Wilmington. Funeral services will be held at noon following visitation. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Jonathan Bowling of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

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