Bare Family Stories

"Mr. Lawrence Herbert Bare, age 97 went to be with the Lord and the two loves of his life, first wife: Emma Bare and second wife: Nell Adams Ireson Bare on Sunday, December 24, 2018.

"Herb", a member of Green Valley Baptist Church and a WWII veteran who saw hand to hand combat, was born on May 25, 1921 in Clark County, Idaho to the late Curbe and Bessie Cravin Bare. Although he resided in various areas over his lifetime he primarily lived on Bare Creek on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of West Jefferson, NC and finally settled in Lebanon in 1974 until he passed.

In addition to his parents and spouses he was preceded in death by his oldest son: Chris Bare; step sons: Roger and Robert 'Bob' Ireson; step daughter In law: Dorothy "Dot" Cox Ireson; sisters: June and Marion Bare and brothers: Clifton and Wayne Bare.

He is survived by a step daughter: Shirley Ireson Goodman of Lebanon; son: Lawrence Bare of Tampa, Fla; step daughter in law: Emma Jean Ireson of Lebanon; sisters: Dorothy "Dot" Bare Hopkins of NC and Rachel Bare Price of Maryland; Brothers: Kenneth Bare of Idaho and Aaron Bare of Maryland; Step Grandchildren: Pam Ireson of Salisbury, NC, Sandi & husband Bobby Fogleman of Lebanon, Mickey and wife Karen Ireson of Abingdon, Rhonda Nell Ireson of Troy, NC, Chris King of Abingdon, Jerry Ireson of Lebanon, Natalie and husband Danny King of Lebanon and Trish and husband David Fields also of Lebanon. Several great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Bare were held on Monday, December 31, 2018 in the Temple Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum."