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Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

William Thomas Barr Jr.

February 19, 1924June 6, 2019

William T. Barr Jr., 95, of Rockville passed away 6 June 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nancy and his brother Garland (Vernelle). He is survived by children Douglas (Mikki), Sandra Barr, Sharon Spalding (Phil), Dan (Susan - deceased) and grandsons Jason (Haley) and Brandon Spalding.

He was the senior member of the Goochland Baptist Church and a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). He led a full life: meat packing, aircraft electrician, WWII combat with three presidential awards, well drilling foreman, recalled Korean war, auto mechanic, heavy equipment sales/service, launched early satellites, museum director, rocket lab superintendent, weapons test program manager and Legion of Honor by French President Macron in 2018.

The family will receive visitors at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23229 on 14, June from 1 to 2 p.m. and funeral services will be held from 2 to 3 p.m.Burial to follow at Westhampton Memorial & Cremation Park, 10000 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238 with reception afterwards at Goochland Baptist Church, 2454 Manakin Rd., Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Goochland Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nancy and his brother Garland (Vernelle). He is survived by children Douglas (Mikki), Sandra Barr, Sharon Spalding (Phil), Dan (Susan - deceased) and grandsons Jason (Haley) and Brandon Spalding
  • DONATIONS

  • Goochland Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

William Thomas Barr Jr.

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Deb Harrison

June 14, 2019

Mr. Barr lived at The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Virginia from 2015 until the time of his death. We were so privileged to have gotten to know him, and enjoyed him so much. He was so pleasant and a wonderful man. Blessings and prayers to his family.

Don Dixon

June 9, 2019

Iva and I celebrate the life of Bill Barr and offer our sincere gratitude for his service to our country. We share our warm heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy to all who mourn his passing.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY