Ira Thomas Barham

Published 11:10 am Monday, September 25, 2023

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CAPRON – Ira Thomas Barham, “Tommy,” 70, loving husband, Daddy, Pop, Papa and friend, passed away Sept. 20, 2023 at the Sentara Heart Hospital with his family by his side.

He was the retired owner of J.T. Barham & Company after working there since the age of 13. Once retired, he enjoyed every day loving his family, testifying of Jesus, fishing and hunting.

Ira Thomas Barham

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Phyllis; a son, Christopher Thomas Barham and his wife, Stacey of Capron and his daughter, Clara Brooke Barham (Kevin Brown) of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He is also survived by three devoted grandchildren that adored spending time with their precious Pop and Papa: William Thomas and Elizabeth Avery Barham and Laettner Cleveland Jenkins. Survivors also include two sisters, Deborah Barham and Betty Jane Barham.

Per his wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a Christian organization or charity.