David Orrin Barr, Jr.
October 24, 1918 ‒ March 15, 2012
BELLVILLE: David Orrin Barr, Jr., age 93 of Bellville is now with his Lord after passing away Thursday morning, March 15, 2012 in Lexington Court Care Center following a long illness.
He was born October 24, 1918 in Lucas, the son of David Orrin, Sr. and Minnie E. (Hoops) Barr and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1937.
David worked at Empire Detroit Steel as a crane operator for 43 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union.
On March 5, 1951 he married Cora Bella Haws who preceded him in death.
A lifelong area resident, David enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by his nephews and nieces Kenny (Nancy) Barr of Bellville, Maxine (Ralph) McMahon of Goodrich, Michigan, David B. (Barbara) Barr of Lexington, Richard (Jan) Emling of Florida, Juanita (Richard) Wilson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mary (Doug) Argo of Michigan; numerous extended family.
David was preceded in death by his siblings Lewie Barr, Ethel Emling, Cleora Kissel and an infant brother Arthur; nephews and a niece Ted and Mary Barr, Russell Barr, Marvin, Bob, Daryl, and Don Emling.
The funeral service will be held Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11 am in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Friends may call the hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville.
Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com