Earl P. Barban, Sr.

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Departed on July 23, 2020 and resided in Elsberry, MO

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Earl P. Barban, Sr. (81) of Elsberry, MO passed away on July 23, 2020 in Florissant, MO.

Earl was born in St. Louis, MO to Earl and Frances Barban on April 13, 1939. He attended high school in Jennings, MO. After graduating, Earl was drafted into the US Army. Proceeding an honorable discharge, he worked as a mechanic at several auto shops and eventually owned and operated Barban Auto Services, specializing in foreign car repair for many years. Transitioning from this, Earl worked at Passport Transport as a shop foreman and then to boat engine repair at Quiller's Outboard.

After retiring, Earl lived at his clubhouse on the Mississippi River and enjoyed fishing, boating, and the company of his friends on the river. He was a great father, mentor, and friend to everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Earl is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Barban. He is survived by his children, Earl (Chel) Barban, Jr. and Robert (Carrie) Barban, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held by immediate family on the Mississippi River at a later date.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Robert Barban July 29, 2020 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Dad I love you and I miss you very much Love Robert

  2. Margaret Barban July 31, 2020 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Dad, I loved spending time with you. You always were quick with a smile for me and for Ava when I brought her to see you. Your sense of humor made your one of a kind. We all love you and mutts your very much. You will always have a place in our hearts. Love Carrie

  3. Lance Siering August 2, 2020 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear of Earl’s passing.Spent 4 yours together at Jennings H S

    Rest in peace Earl.

  4. Stephanie Hempel (Wood) August 2, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Earl was one of my dearest friends at Jennings High School and a very close friend to my ex-husband, Bob Hempel. Many wonderful memories of those years with Earl and the gang.will forever be in my heart.

    Stephanie Hempel (Wood)

  5. jim prosser August 2, 2020 at 10:34 am - Reply

    WE STILL TALK ABOUT THE TIME WE WENT TO RIVER WITH YOUR FAMIILY THE CLASS OF 60 JOE FARTHING ED KNAPP JIM PROSSER

  6. jim prosser August 2, 2020 at 10:39 am - Reply

    WE STILL TALK A THE TIME WE WENT TO THE RIVER WITH FAMILY THE CLASS OF 60 GREAT MEMORIES JOE FARTHING ED KNAPP JIM PROSSER

  7. jim prosser August 2, 2020 at 10:44 am - Reply

    WE WILL ALWAYS REMEBER THE TIME WE WENT TO RIVER WITH YOUR FAMILY CLASS OF 60 GREAT MEMORIES JOE FARTHING ED KNAPP JIM PROSSER

  8. JIM PROSSER August 2, 2020 at 11:10 am - Reply

    WE WILL ALWAYS REMNBER THE TIME WE WENT TO THE RIVER WITH YOUR FAMILY THE CLASS OF 60 JOE FARTHING ED KNAPP JIM PROSSER

  9. Ed and Carol Province August 2, 2020 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear that Earl has passed. Earl was a very close friend to both of us at Jennings High School and afterward. We enjoyed sharing many good times together.

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  11. Deborah Fischer Bradley August 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a godfather to all of my siblings and me. Rest In Peace, cousin Earl.

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