Micah Cobb Barham was born on March 30, 1989, and went to be with his Savior on February 7, 2022. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday February 10, 2022 at the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Oak Ridge, LA with Rev. John Mabray officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe, LA. All family and friends are invited to the graveside service.
He attended McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN before returning in 2006 to attend Neville High, where he met the love of his life, Alex. After graduation, he went on to attend LSU, farming while earning his degree in AG-Business.
After college, Micah returned to Oak Ridge to follow his dream of working alongside his father on the family farm. His love of farming was a passion he held throughout his life, but it didn’t compare to the love he felt for his high school sweetheart Alex, whom he married in Natchez, MS on November 1, 2014. They made their home in Oak Ridge in the house that once belonged to his grandparents, where they welcomed their two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Lillian Joy.
In addition to farming the traditional crops of cotton and corn, Micah ventured out to become a successful peanut farmer, eventually being elected to the National Peanut Board as the At-Large member in Louisiana. He also participated in the Master Farmer Program through LSU Ag Leadership.
More than anything, Micah loved a good adventure with his siblings, friends, and cousins. He was always ready to go for a ride on a boat, 4-Wheeler, truck, tractor, or airplane. He had a sharp mind and a quick wit which made him a wonderful storyteller, but the thing which stood out most about Micah was his big heart.
He and his wife Alex loved to travel in the United States and abroad. Micah loved to cook, read, hunt, and dance. He was a fun and loyal husband, dad, and friend. Micah was a faithful Christian man who brought so much joy to those around him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Block Barham, his paternal grandparents, Bess and Joe Barham, his maternal grandparents, Robertine and Ben Cobb and his father-in-law, Albert E. Loomis.
Micah is survived by his wife, Alex Loomis Barham; his daughters, Elizabeth Nordstrom and Lillian Joy; his parents, Janie and Andy Barham; his brother, Will Barham and wife, Sara; his sister, Amanda Jane Vaughan and husband, Scott, and their children, Lila Jane, Andy, Joanna, and Barham; his mother-in-law, Joy Loomis; brother-in-law, Edward Loomis and wife Mae and their two sons, Albert E. Loomis V and John Leonard; and all his loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Boggs, Walker Boggs, Hunter Boggs, Will Barham, Trimble Mabray, Scott Vaughan, Will Ratcliff, Edward Loomis, David Joseph, and Joshua Joseph.
In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Pilots for Patients 3127 Mercedes Dr. Monroe, LA 71203 or The Renewal Center (formerly DeSiard St. Shelter) 2252 Tower Dr. Suite 108 Box 233 Monroe, LA 71201 or St. Vincent de Paul.