WEST FRANKFORT -- Don "Pipes" Barr Jr., 56, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at his residence.
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Don was born July 31, 1956, in Johnstown, Pa., to Donald Lee and Sally Jo (Hawksworth) Barr Sr. Sally survives in Nanty Glo, Pa.
He married Michele Ann Bishop on Oct. 31, 1994, in Paducah, and she survives in West Frankfort.
Other survivors include one daughter, Morgan Barr of West Frankfort; two sons, Ruben Ray (Joyce) Barr of Benton and Dan Cessna of Tyrone, Pa.; brother, Adam Barr of Nanty Glo, Pa.; sister, Shelley Fyock of Nanty Glo, Pa.; half sister, Sarah Stephenson of Utahville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Glen Hayden Lee Ray, Ashton and Chase Cessna and Chris and Tatum Smith; mother-in-law, Betty Bishop of Pope County; brother-in-law, Glen L. Bishop II; sisters-in-law, Sherrie McCloud and Glenda Clark; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Barr Sr.; father-in-law, Glen L. Bishop I; all of his grandparents; and brother-in-law, Les Fyock.
Don served in the U.S. Navy from August 1974 until August 1976 and was on the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier.
He worked as a boiler plant operator for VA Medical Center in Marion for 17 years and was of Protestant faith. He was a brother of Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and former member of Band of Brothers Motorcycle Club and Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. He also was a member of APA Pool League and AFGE Union.
Don enjoyed camping and fishing with family and loved riding his motorcycle with his wife and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed.
Eulogy services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin. It was Don's wishes to be cre-mated. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to the family.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.meredithfh.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from May 12 to May 14, 2013