William Lloyd Barber, 74, educator, native of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Chicago's Gold Coast Neighborhood, passed away April 20th 2018. After graduating from East Carolina University, Lloyd served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
From 1968 -1981 he was Vice President of an education publishing company and was selected by the Department of Defense military dependent schools in Japan, Korea,and Hawaii to develop an institute and a K-3 curriculum in reading and mathematics. From 1983 to 2005 he was an elementary teacher in District 65, Evanston. During this time, he taught Kindergarten ( the first male to be hired north of Chicago in this capacity, and grades 1,3,4,and 5 ). In 1995 he was awarded a fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society to develop a presentation on the treatment of ethnic groups in early American children's literature, which was presented locally and nationally to various educational groups. In 1999 he received the prestigious Kohl Award for early childhood teaching.
Subsequent to his retirement, he became an active participant of the Kohl Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and the Art Institute of Chicago, serving on the diversity committee.
Beloved partner of 38 years and spouse of seven to Richard Brown, ( retired Academic Vice President, Newberry Library ) brother of Leon and Edward Barber, son of the late Worth Henry Barber and Irma Clara Barber ( nee Moras ).
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com .