In Memory

Frank David Barber III

Frank David Barber III

Born: 8 Jul 1956  Washington, DC

Died: 12 Nov 2018  New Orleans, LA

Interred:  St Louis Cemetery II

New Orleans, La


Frank David Barber, III

A Life to be Honored. A Life to be Remembered. Frank David Barber III, a long-time resident of New Orleans passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Touro Infirmary. Frank served 37 years in the oil and gas industry focusing on business development, corporate law, and federal, state and private land issues. He was born in Washington, DC on July 8, 1956 and returned with his family to Mississippi where his father served a long political career. Frank graduated from Nacogdoches High School in Texas where he and his family later relocated with his mother. He earned a bachelors' degree at University of Mississippi, was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Ole Miss and, earned a juris doctorate at the University of Mississippi School of Law with an emphasis on Real Property and Oil and Gas Law. In 1981, Frank began his professional career in oil and gas with Shell Oil Company in New Orleans as a Title Analyst. In 1984, he joined Taylor Energy Company serving as Vice President, Land/Legal and Acquisitions until it was acquired by ANKOR Energy LLC in 2008 where he served as Vice President, Land/Contracts/Negotiations until August 2015. During his professional career, he was a graduate of The Actors Institute, Public Speaking Executive Course, New York City. Frank's in-depth knowledge of the industry and success in seeking oil and gas drilling prospects - production acquisition opportunities led to active participation in industry issues, corporate representation to industry associations, and his serving on industry and non-profit committees and boards to include: IPAA Regional Director, IPAA Land and Royalty Committee, Business Development Committee, OCS Committee Charter Board Member, Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board (OCSAB) Member, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Past President, Professional Landman's Association of New Orleans (PLANO) Member, Federal Energy Bar Association (FEBA) Member, American Corporate Counsel Association National Petroleum Council's Task Force on the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA '90) Member, RIMS Association Member, Association of American Professional Landmen (AAPL) Member. Frank also served as a member of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the New Orleans Recreation Department Advisory Task Force Subcommittee and was on the board for the Preservation of City Park. He was a member of the Krewe of Mystery, the Krewe of Osiris and a member of the Pickwick Club and Southern Yacht Club. Frank enjoyed attending mass with his family at Holy Name of Jesus Church and was a long-time member of Christ Church Cathedral. He is survived by his five children Caroline M Barber, Frank D Barber IV, James T Barber, William R Barber and Grace C Barber. Also, survived by his mother, Sarah McMullan, his sisters, Amanda Barber, Annabel Barber and Melanie Barber, his brother Paul Barber and wife Silvia Arias, and his younger brother and sister, William Barber and MaryJane B Mallos. A private burial service took place on Friday, November 16 at St Louis Cemetery II in New Orleans provided by Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.

Published in The Times-Picayune from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 2018

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11/19/18 09:24 AM #1    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)

When I think of Frank, I remember his friendship with Tony.  I bet they had a grand reunion in Heaven!

Frank was always so kind, so smart, such a nice guy.  I was glad to get back in touch with him through Facebook and was looking forward to seeing him next summer at our reunion.

Rest in peace, Buddy.

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