BARR, Joseph Jr. Homegoing service for Mr. Joseph Barr, Jr. of Tampa, who passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, will be held Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m. at St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 E. Chipco St., with Rev. Bartholomew Banks, pastor officiating. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. He loved teaching the Word of God, as well as a lover of music and sports, especially football. Joseph was a well known barber and tailor in the East Tampa community for many years. He was an active deacon and Sunday school teacher of the deacon class at St. John Progressive M.B. Church, and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 1339. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Willie Lee Davis and Isaac Calvin Barr and sister, Ella Mae Davis. He leaves to cherish fond memories with his special adoptive mother, Camina Hills; devoted wife of 43 years, Sandra Lester Barr; children, Joseph Barr III (Shalanda), Erick Barr Sr., Erika Barr, Yvonne Smalley-Diallo, Vondalyn Allen and Leighton Carter; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, father-in-law, Jack Lester, Sr., adoptive brother, Tommy Hills; many brothers and sisters-in-law; and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. The visitation will be held at St. John Progressive M.B. Church from 6 - 8 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 7 - 8 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church for the service on Saturday.
Aikens Funeral Home - Tampa
2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 19, 2014