Richard E. Barr

Richard Eugene Barr, 73, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life on
Friday, May 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo.
Richard was born Oct, 10, 1939, in Picher, Okla., to the union of Arthur Eugene and Blanche (Wood) Barr. After high school he joined and served in the United States Army.
He was united in marriage on April 3, 1961, in Miami, Okla., to Wanda Lee (Payne) Barr. She survives of the home.
Richard worked as a sales manager for National Motor Club for 21 years, before starting Barr Storage and Rentals which he and Wanda have ran for the last 25 years. He also spent time in the mines and worked as a police officer. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Baxter Springs.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Bobby Eugene Barr, and Michael DeWayne Barr; three brothers and four sisters.
In addition to Wanda he is survived by one daughter, Sherri Barr Payton, of Baxter Springs; one sister, Leatha June Barr Meadors,  of Cailfornia; granddaughters, Shannon Rachelle Gregory and April Michelle Ross, of Miami, Okla.; along with two other granddaughters; and grandson; seven great-grandchildren; along with nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Jimmy Fry for all the long hours of conversation.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Derfelts Baxter Chapel. Pastor Dallas Satterfield and Ron Barr will officiate. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Derfelts Baxter Chapel. Pallbearers for the service are Charles McQuillan, Ron McGregor, Randy Treece, Keith Borrego, Curtis Payne, and Tony Murray; Honorary Pallbeaers are Rocky Payne, Phil Barr, Ron Barr, and David DeWayne Payne.