Robert Barr

Obituary of Robert William Barr

Mr. Robert William Barr, 88 years of age of Fairmont, WV passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born February 13, 1932 in Washington, PA the son of the late Dr. George William Barr and Hazel Susan Grimes Barr Lane. He is survived by his wife Katherine Rose Knight Barr; a daughter Brenda Maxwell and husband Robert of Omaha, NE; one granddaughter Shelby Desmuke and her husband Shawn Cunningham of Fairmont, WV; one step daughter Cathy Lane and husband Bill of Fairmont, WV; two step sons Randy Miller and wife Patty of Charlotte, NC and Ricky Miller and wife Cathy of Ocala, FL; two grandchildren, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Rosemary Barr who passed away in 1993 and a daughter Sharon Barr Desmuke in 2003. Bob was a 1950 graduate of Claysville High School in Claysville, PA and attended West Liberty State College. He began his working career with Schlumberger Well Services. He would later work for T&L Supply and retired as a sales clerk for Aultmans Supply in Fairmont. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He served his country proud during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 639 in Claysville, PA. He was proud of being a member of the Boys Scouts of America where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. A highlight of his scouting years was to travel to New Mexico to hike Philmont. He was a faithful member of the Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Acacia Lodge #157 A.F.&A.M in Fairmont and a 32nd Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Morgantown, WV. He was a member of Moose Lodge #9. Friends will be received at Ford Funeral Home, RC Jones Chapel 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. If you are attending the visitation, we will be promoting social distancing and masks will be required. Due to the coronavirus, a private service will be celebrated at a later date. Condolences may be extended to the family at The Barr family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, RC Jones Chapel 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
R. C. Jones Funeral Home
1410 Country Club Road, P.O. Box 2098
Fairmont, West Virginia, United States