Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Mike Barbee, 57, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1959-2017)

He was formerly employed by Fruit of the Loom. He was a member of a large, highly regarded South Central KY family. He grew up in Adair County, KY, the son of the late Addie Taylor Barbee - who absolutely adored him - and his late father, Bardin Barbee. His wife, Kim Perkins Barbee, survives. He leaves seven direct living descendants, close family in Adair and Taylor Counties and elsewhere across the U.S. and a special family member, his fur-baby, Roscoe P. Coltrane Barbee.
Click on photo or headline for complete obituary

Mike Barbee, 57, of Campbellsville, KY, died Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:27pmET, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY, after an illness.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Steve Willis and Bro. Lewis Haynes officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be 3pm-5pmCT/4pm-6pmCT, Monday, November 13, 2017 at the funeral home.

Mike Barbee, 57, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1959-2017)

He was born December 30, 1959, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Bardin & Addie Taylor Barbee. He died Friday, November 10, 2017, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 57 year, 10 months, and 11 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; James and Bill Taylor.

He was formerly employed by Fruit of the Loom.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Kim Perkins Barbee of Campbellsville, KY

  • One son: Adam (Alyssa) Barbee of Mason City, Iowa

  • One daughter: Lindsey Barbee of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Jaden, Layla and Jayla Barbee all of Campbellsville, KY; and Amelia and Harper Barbee of Mason City, Iowa

  • His mother-in-law: Ludora Perkins of Knifley, KY

  • Sisters-in-law: Jennifer Perkins (Gretchen) of Berea, KY; Edwina Gonzalez of Carmel-by-the Sea, CA; Lana (Paul) Poppe of Box Elder, SD

  • His fur-baby: Roscoe P. Coltrane Barbee

  • A host of other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Mike Barbee

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements

This story was posted on 2017-11-11 15:42:14
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Obituaries on this Site and Historical Information in Archived Obituaries
Are made possible in part through the support of
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY. (MAP) To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or E-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
Links to Last 200 Obituaries posted on
If you find this helpful, let us know. If you still don't find a recent obituary for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, or Taylor Counties, KY, let us know at 270-250-2730. -CM

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

Mike Barbee, 57, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1959-2017)

2017-11-11 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Mike Barbee, 57, Taylor Co./Adair Co. native (1959-2017)

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.