William Ralph Barr
Posted By Sparta Live | August 30, 2012 12:00 am
William Ralph Barr, 94, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 29, 2012.
Mr. Barr was born April 20, 1918, in Pike County, Ala., the son of William Clayton and Pauline Harrison Barr.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the First Christian Church of Cookeville.
Mr. Barr was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gwendolyn Johnson Barr; and three sisters, Myrtle Simon, Mildred Helms and Minnie Currington.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Reba Smith Barr; two sons, Ronald Barr, Dennis Barr and wife Sunny; stepdaughter, Diane West and husband Earle; brother Jim Barr and wife Melba, of Georgia; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 31, 2012, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Elrod Cemetery. Hillier Duke will officiate. The family will receive 5-8 p.m., Aug. 30, and 8-11 a.m., Aug. 31, at the funeral home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.