Michael Craig Barbee, 74, of Midland took his final flight to his eternal home Monday, May 22, 2023. Through the salvation of Jesus Christ, by grace through faith, Michael was welcomed to heaven and greeted by the Lord and many loved ones. Mike spent his life loving people. He lived a full life never meeting a stranger, whether it was a farmer he was helping build a poultry house, or a fellow pilot at an airshow. Mike lived a wonderful example of a loving husband, daddy, papaw, and friend.
Mike was born on October 2, 1948, the son of Craig and Bernice Barbee. Preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Jordan Barbee; granddaughter, Maeghan Edwards; and brother-in-law, Larry Little.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service will be on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Church of Midland, 12700 Idlebrook Rd, Midland, NC officiated by his son, Jonathan. Burial will follow at the Pine Bluff United Methodist Church Cemetery at 11000 Reed Mine Rd., Midland.
Left to treasure every memory is his loving wife, Becky McGee Barbee; children, Mika Edwards (Dion), Judith Downs (Scott), Jonathan Barbee (Brandi), Chandler McGee (Lalena), Alison Bost (Kevin), Bobby McGee (Wendy), and Garrett McGee (Andrea); grandchildren, Christopher Downs (Dayna), Billy Edwards (Megan), Anna Rambeaut (Blake), Becca Pressley (John), Maggie Downs, Chloe Barbee (fiancé Collin Johnson), Caroline Barbee, Daniel Downs, Brett McGee (Kaitlyn), Kailey Huntley (Tyler), Erica Shaver (Brandon), Emily Cirino (Alex), Riley McGee (Lauren), Brittany McGee, Elaina Eaves (Carson), Brendan McGee (fiancée Brianna), Austin Keyser (Mikayla), Branson McGee, Evan McGee, Billy McGee, Bryson McGee, Elyssa Bost, MaKenna McGee, Abby McGee, Brayden McGee; great grandchildren, Lennon Huntley, Selah McGee, Nova Cirino, Copelan McGee, and Elsie Huntley; and siblings, Sheila Carriker (Randy), Jeff Barbee (Annette), Judy York (Gene), and Nancy Little; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Barbee family.