North Carolina cartoonist David Barbour has passed away.
Robert David Barbour
May 7, 1951 – January 31, 2022
Robert David Barbour, known by most as David, died peacefully at his home in Weaverville, NC after a long illness.
David was a lifelong musician drumming for jazz and blues bands since age 14.
As an avid animal and nature lover he enjoyed hiking with their dogs.
He inherited a log cabin built in 1802, moved it to Ashe County, NC and restored it where he and his wife enjoyed many good times. David loved to read the newspaper with a cup of coffee then put his humanity, humor, insight and gentle wit into an editorial cartoon. He started a self-syndicated editorial cartoon business which he enjoyed for many years before using his master’s degree working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for NC DHHS.