Barr, Kenneth Hugh "Kenny"
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Feb. 20, 1941 - May 8, 2014
Kenneth Hugh "Kenny" Barr, 73, of Sarasota, passed away on May 8, 2014. Formerly of Rankin, IL and Helena, AR, he was born February 20, 1941 at 2:59 AM at Englewood Hospital in Chicago, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father, Loyall L. Barr; stepfather, Gus J. Dunn; stepmother, Gerry Campbell, and a brother, Loyall L. Barr, II (Lee).
He leaves behind his mother, Edith Barr Dunn; stepbrothers, Smokey Campbell and Craig Campbell; and a stepsister, Katie Shannon.
Kenny graduated from the Peacock Military Academy in 1959. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving active duty 1963-1967 and inactive 1967-1969. He attended the University of South Florida, and was captain of the USF bowling team 1967-1968. He was a long time member of the LBK Club and Gator Creek GC, serving as President of Gator Creek 2012-2013.
Along with his mother, Edith Barr Dunn, he owned and operated Shenkel's famous restaurant from Dec. 1968 until April 1994. Shenkel's was owned and operated from Oct. 1959 until Dec. 1968 by Nell and Rich Shenkel, Edith's sister and brother-in-law.
Kenneth and Bob Richards owned and operated the Sports Page Bar & Grille from 1995 until April 2013.
Death was a result of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, and the complications that follow a diagnosis of IPF.
In place of flowers or other gifts, please make a donation to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation or TideWell Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 1:00 PM at St. Martha's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Sarasota National Cemetery at 2:30 PM. Arrangements by Toale Brothers Funeral Home.
Published in Herald Tribune from May 11 to May 12, 2014