Robert E. Barre

December 04, 1930 ‒ July 16, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

“Patriotism is supporting your country at all times”; this was a firm belief of Robert Barre. He was the very definition of a patriot, always supporting, defending, and serving his county.

Robert E. Barre passed away Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2015 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was 84.

He was born December 4, 1930 in Greenwich, Ohio to parents Glenn L. and Martha (Shoemaker) Barre. After he was graduated from Greenwich High School with the class of 1948, he proudly served his country by joining the US National Guard from 1948 to 1951 and later joining the US Air Force from 1951 to 1955.

A beautiful young lady named Sharon Brubaker caught his eye and the pair soon married on October 20, 1972. In spare time, Robert enjoyed refinishing furniture, antiquing, and Ohio State football. But above all, he took interest in and collected clocks.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Sharon Barre of Lexington; sons Craig A. (Theresa) Barre and Christopher J. (Camille) Barre; grandson Dustin Barre; brothers Kenneth (Carol) Barre and Rodney (Vicki) Barre; a sister-in-law Judy Barre and five nieces.

In addition to his parents and his step mother Garnet Barre, Robert was preceded in death by his brother Lyle Barre.

His family will receive friend’s 1:30 to 3:30 pm on July 24, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave, with a celebration of life service at 3:30 pm and military honors will be performed by American Legion Post # 535 of Bellville. Burial will follow in Edwards Grove Cemetery near Greenwich.

Contributions in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great gyy and great co worker at J.C. Penneys.
    He was one of a kind!

  • I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great guy and great co worker at J.C. Penneys.
    He was one of a kind!

  • Very sad to hear about Bob. He was fun to work with at Penney’s and helped me buy my antique lowboy. Great sense of humor and an all around good guy. Rest in peace Bob.

  • Sharon, I’m sorry to hear about Robert’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Rita Sweval

  • It’s sad to hear the news about Bob. Kind thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon and the rest of the Barre family. May God grant you strength and comfort for the days ahead, and many fond memories for years to come.

  • Sharon and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lord bless you with comfort and peace.