BARRS, William H. "Pete" 89, of Brandon, entered into rest March 14, 2014. Pete was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a salesman with International Trucks and retired after many years of service. Pete enjoyed fishing, boating, and golfing. He was a member of the Fourth Marine Division Association and the Divot Diggers Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, Laverne; daughters, Linda Hagan, Patricia Crowe; stepchildren, David, Howard, Richard, and Douglas Neal, Sharon Parks; five grandchildren; two great-grandchild-ren; one brother; one sister. A funeral service will be held 11 am Monday, March 17, at Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fourth Marine Division Association - Scholarship Fund, 3 Black Skimmer Ct., Beaufort, SC 29907.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 16, 2014