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John David Barr, Sr., 76, Russell Co., KY (1939-2016)

He was a native of Payneville, KY, and was a resident of Jamestown, KY, at the time of his death. He was a retired civil engineer and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Jamestown, KY. His wife, Loretta Sue Barr, survives. He leaves 26 direct living descendants.
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John David Barr, Sr, 76, of Jamestown, died Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hopsital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral Mass for John David Barr, Sr., will be at 12pmNoonCT, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 406 N Main Street, Jamestown, KY, with Rev. David Naylor officiating. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Monday, January 11, 2016, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, and 8amCT until 11amCT, Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment in the Flanagan Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers: William Hill, Matthew Templin, Colton Barr, Matt Popplewell, Jason Hood, and Kasey Sims.

Honorary Pallbearers: Dave Bennett, Ron Cowell, Gene Flanagan, Jeff Womack, Bronson Noble, and Gerald Knight.

John David Barr, Sr., 76, Russell County, KY (1939-2016)

He was born January 29, 1939, in Payneville, Meade County, KY. He was the son of the late George Henry & Mayme Kerrick Barr. He died Saturday, January 9, 2015, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and 11 days.

He was a retired civil engineer and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Johnna Sue Barr; three brothers, Tom, George, Edwin Barr; and three sisters, Lucille Stith, Bernadine Adkisson, and Barbara Zeitz.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Sue Barr, Jamestown, KY, and the following:
  • Five children: Elaine (Charlie) Buis, Russell Springs, KY; Melissa Hill, Russell Springs, KY; Stephanie (Terry) Alexander, Texas; John David Barr, Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah; and Sean Edward Brown (Kevin Kristof), Alaska

  • Nine grandchildren

  • Twelve great grandchildren

  • Three sisters: Anna Catherine Knott, Brandenburg, KY; Anita Bruner, Louisville, KY; and Martha Nell Elder, Hardinsburg, KY
Send condolences to the family of John David Barr, Sr.

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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