WEST FRANKFORT, ILL. — BARR – Don “Pipes” Jr., 56, West Frankfort, Ill., passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at his residence. Born July 31, 1956, in Johnstown, to Donald Lee Sr. and Sally Jo (Hawksworth) Barr. Sally survives and is of Nanty Glo. He married Michele Ann Bishop on Oct. 31, 1994, in Paducah, Ky. She survives and is of West Frankfort. Other survivors include daughter, Morgan Barr, West Frankfort; sons, Ruben Ray (Joyce) Barr, Benton, Ill.; and Dan Cessna, Tyrone; brother, Adam Barr, Nanty Glo; sister, Shelley Fyock, Nanty Glo; half sister, Sarah Stephenson, Utahville, Pa.; grandchildren, Glen Hayden Lee Ray, Ashton and Chase Cessna, and Chris and Tatum Smith; mother-in-law, Betty Bishop, Pope County; brother-in-law, Glen L. Bishop II; sisters-in-law, Sherrie McCloud and Glenda Clark; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Donald Barr Sr.; father-in-law, Glen L. Bishop I; all his grandparents; and brother-in-law, Les Fyock. Don served in the Navy from August 1974 until August 1976, and was on the USS John F. Kennedy Air Craft Carrier. He worked as a boiler plant operator for the Marion VA Medical Center for 17 years and was of Protestant faith. He was a brother of Second Brigade Motorcycle Club, former member of Band of Brothers Motorcycle Club and Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. Also a member of APA Pool League and AFGE Union. Don enjoyed camping and fishing with family, and loved riding his motorcycle with his wife and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father, and will be greatly missed. It was Don’s wishes to be cremated. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a eulogy service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home, Herrin, Ill. Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to the family. Meredith Funeral Home will accept the memorial donations. To leave an online condolence, please visit, www.meredithfh.com.
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Delores Jane Debias
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Jaclyn A. Gregorich
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Roy G. McClure
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