William Aaron Barr

MACON, Ga. William 'Aaron' Barr, 'Bubba' to his sisters and 'AB' to his friends, age 27, of Macon, Ga., died on Saturday, August 21, 2010, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Aaron was born March 29, 1983, in Houston, Texas to his parents Robert K. Barr and Sandra K. Barr Williams. God answered our prayers and sent us a son to watch over. He had three sisters, Lisa Barr Garza, 34, of Dallas, Texas; Paige Barr, 22; and Brooke Barr, 18.

He was married on June 18, 2006, to Carley Hatfield Barr. He met Carley while they were both attending Mississippi State University. Aaron completed an internship with NASA and worked as a research assistant while at the University. Aaron joined the Army after graduating college and became an Army Ranger. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq and was recently discharged. He was currently employed as a process engineer for Active Minerals in Macon, Ga. Aaron was born in Houston, but moved with his family to Frisco, Texas, when he was two years old. He attended Frisco schools until his family relocated to Como, Texas, in 1990. His family moved back to Frisco, Texas, in 1993 where he attended Frisco High School. Aaron and his father later relocated to the Memphis area. He graduated in 2001 from Cordova High School. He played baseball, football, and rugby.

Aaron will be loved and remembered by his spouse, Carley Hartfield Barr of Macon, Ga.; his father, Robert K. Barr of Macon, Ga. and his mother, Sandra K. Williams of Katy, Texas; his grandparents, Albert E. and Anna Mae Rouw of Pella, Iowa, and Dora G. Barr of Bartlett, Tenn.; his sisters, Lisa, Paige, and Brooke; nephew, Ian Garza; cousins, Jenny Buitenwerf, Cory Meyers, and Molly Johnstone; and various aunts and uncles.

Aaron loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and taking his dog Bo along.

‘He was a hero who defended our freedom. He was a devoted husband. He was a God fearing man. And, he was my friend... Of someone I could never ask for more... Because anything he had of himself he gave when called upon...'

– Travis Gentz

Services will be held Wednesday at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, in Echola, Ala., with Elder Timothy McCool officiating. Lunch will be served at the church at 11:00 a.m. Services will be 2 p.m. and burial will follow in Springer Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Viewing for the family will be noon and public viewing will follow at 1:00 p.m. For more information please call 281-202-8762.

Memorials may be directed to the Lead the Way Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers. www.leadthewayfund.org

To my Brother...

His body returns to the earth,

His soul resides in the House of the Lord,

His memory covers our hearts.

Funeral Home

Skelton Funeral Home - Reform
2105 2nd St. SW  Reform, AL 35481
(205) 375-9661

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Aug. 25, 2010