CHILLICOTHE - Danny J. Barr, 78, of Chillicothe passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his residence.
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He was born on April 25, 1935, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Alva and Grace (Murphy) Barr. He married Barbara Hastings on Nov. 25, 1962, in Speer, Ill.
Surviving are his wife; one niece, Shirley Weber of Peoria; and one great-nephew, Aaron Weber of Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.
Danny served in the Army Reserves. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 9.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 627. He retired from Freitsch Trucking in 1997.
His memberships included the Chillicothe Sportsman's Club Lifetime Member and Peoria Castings Club.
He enjoyed reading, traveling, fishing, hiking and loved all types of music.
Cremation rites will be accorded, and a graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Speer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chillicothe Fire Department or the donor's choice.
Arrangements were made through Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, and condolences may be made at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 13, 2013