George “Mikie” Barmore, 68, of West Monroe, LA unexpectedly passed on to his heavenly home along with two of his beloved granddaughters on June 10, 2022. Mikie was born to Pat and Irene “Rennie” Barmore in Delhi, LA on December 31, 1953. The ever-frugal Mikie prided himself in the fact that he was born on the last day of the year because he believed he did his part to give his parents a 1953 tax deduction.
You see, he started working at a young age as a paper route delivery boy in Bastrop, LA and quickly learned the value of a dollar. From that time on, he stretched every dollar he ever made. Although Mikie had an award-winning career as a salesperson in the staffing industry, there were still many things that he had yet to see or experience. For example, he never saw a meal deal that could entice him to veer from the dollar menu. He never saw a slice of pie so sweet that he would eat the whole thing instead of save some for Peggy or a friend. He never passed a garage sale that didn’t have something he needed. He never found a free container so small he couldn’t use it. He never paid more than .99 for a Sonic drink. He never received a Christmas invite so enticing that he would miss Christmas with his “Mud-dear”, Rennie Barmore; and he never saw the eyes of his grandchildren be disappointed because he told them No.
But, with all of these things that he never experienced, what he did experience was greater than any full-price Whopper Meal could ever satisfy. What Mikie saw on the regular, were friends everywhere. He saw miles of highway as he drove to his grandkids performances and games. He saw the joy of his grandkids as he picked them up for corndogs and trips to the Sonic playground. He saw how people wouldn’t bark quite as loud at him for being late, if they knew he was “on the bridge”. He saw how many kids and their friends he could cram in a 1980-something station wagon for a weekend getaway to Florida and then exactly how many 3/$1 hotdog specials it took to feed them. He saw what it meant to be a faithful friend who always dropped by to say Hi. He saw a number of young men look to him as a father-figure even though he wasn’t sure if he had it figured out himself. He saw what it meant to live and connect with people. He saw the good in so many of us… and that is why we honor him and his precious, complicated, and loving legacy.
He is survived by his mother Rennie Barmore, and his children, Brandon Barmore and wife, Crystal, of West Monroe; Peyton Barmore and wife, Ashley, of West Monroe; Adam Barmore and wife, Mary Beth, of West Monroe; Billy Bolton and wife, Nina, of Pensacola, FL; Jenene “JJ” Bignar and husband, Jamie, of Jena, LA; Cheri Perkins and husband, Michael, of Farmerville, LA; and “adopted” son Michael Sexton; as well as 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Danny Barmore with Bonnie, and sister, Kathy Williamson with her husband, Wayne. He will also be remembered by his former daughter-in-law Stacy Clark and husband, Ian. He was preceded in death by his father Pat Barmore, his beloved wife of 29 years, Peggy Barmore, as well as his “husband-in-law” John Bolton. He was joined in death with his two lovely grand-daughters, Emory Barmore and Lyla Grace Barmore, and he escorted them “on the bridge” to their final great adventure in the sky to join their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Friends and family are invited to attend a public visitation on Wednesday, June 15 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.at the Pentecostals of the Twin Cities Church located at 1255 Glenwood Drive in West Monroe. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location followed by a graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop, LA. Pallbearers are: Brandon Barmore, Peyton Barmore, Adam Barmore, Billy Bolton, Jamie Bignar, Kaine Sanders, Michael Sexton, Cade Barmore and Maston Perkins.
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