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Major Carl Aaron Barr, USAF Retired

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services to honor the life of Carl Aaron Barr, 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Bellaire Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Randy Harper. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and loved ones on Friday evening between the hours of 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carl was born on March 24, 1925, in Louisiana, MO to the late Frank and Pauline Barr. He left this life on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, following a brief illness. Carl was an honorable man who loved the Lord and his country. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force and fought in three wars including WWII, Korean Conflict and Viet Nam, and ended his military career as a B-52 pilot. He was a member of the American Legion serving as Chaplain, and a member of the Forty and Eight. He was also a faithful member of Bellaire Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. Carl loved his family dearly and proved it each Sunday afternoon for more than thirty years with a home cooked dinner. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Raymond Barr; brother, Bill Barr; and his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Karla Hardaway and husband, Steven; Karen Wodke and husband, Ken, and Candy Roby and husband, William; sister, Betty Broughton and husband, Don; grandchildren, Brian Smithson, April Dunn and husband, Pat, Shannon Dowling, Michael Dowling, Jr., Kim Flint, Kiley Stedman, David Wodke and wife, Sandy, Laura Caudill and husband, Jeremy, Katie Abshire and husband, Andrew, Jessica Roby, Luke Roby, Nicole Kanoy and husband, Anson, and Ashley Dedekind and husband, Brenden; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Brian Smithson, Michael Dowling, Jr., David Wodke, Luke Roby, Pat Dunn, Jeremy Caudill and Andrew Abshire.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2011
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