Marvin Lawrence Barr

March 12, 1923 ‒ September 20, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Marvin Lawrence Barr passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 in his home. He was 95.

He was born March 12, 1923 in Ashland to parents Raymond & Vera (Knapp) Barr. After he was graduated from Ashland High School with the class of 1941, he enlisted in the air cadet program of the Army Air Corp in 1942 and later became a troop carrier pilot for the 375th troop carrier group. This service included carrying troops and supplies throughout the southwest pacific areas of New Guinea, the Philippine, Okinawa and later Japan with the occupation forces.

He was discharged in1946 with the rank of captain and later from1953 to1962 served with the 164th fighter squadron as pilot and supply officer for the Ohio Air National Guard.

He attended Calvary Baptist Church and worked for 31 years at the former Stephens Manufacturing and Essex Wire Co. before retiring in 1986. In spare time, he enjoyed hunting, hiking, working around the house and tending to the yard. He also had hunting dogs for years including Duke, Mac and Lady.

He is survived by his wife La Donna Krichbaum Barr; son Thomas Barr; daughter Carolyn Tito; brother Richard (Dolores) Barr; two sisters Barbara Petit and Beulah (Gaylord) Miller; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Patsy Barr; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years Patricia (Stutz) Barr; sister Marjorie Barr; brother Vincent E. Barr.

Marvin’s family will receive friends Monday, September 24, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Marvin’s life will begin immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Harry Strachan will speak. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be performed by the Bellville American Legion Post # 535.

Contributions in Marvin’s memory may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the Hayesville Fire Department may be made at the funeral.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to the family of Marvin who was a neighbor and friend for many years.
    Turney and Shirley Bowser