Name: William Edgar BARR
Given Name: William Edgar
Name: Bill BARR
Given Name: Bill
Birth: 6 Jun 1925 in Chama, Rio Arriba Co., New Mexico
Death: 7 Mar 2012 in Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma
Burial: 10 Mar 2012 Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma
Census: 1930 United States Federal Census 1930 Precinct 19, Rio Arriba, New Mexico
Note: Name: Billy Barr Home in 1930: Precinct 19, Rio Arriba, Ne w Mexico Age: 4 Estimated birth year: abt 1926 Relation t o Head of House: Son Father's Name: A K Mother's Name: Mar y Race: White
Event: Obituary from the Examiner-Enterprise
Obituary 11 Mar 2012 Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma
William E. "Bill" Barr, resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma , passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family , on March 7, 2012, at the age of 86. He was born on June 6 , 1925, in Chama, New Mexico, to A.K. and Mary (Pound) Barr . In New Mexico, he was one of the last four boys to atten d and graduate from the rigorous Los Alamos Ranch School (t he site the U.S. «u»Army «/u» transformed to the Manhatta n Project where the world's first atomic bombs were develop ed). This prepared and inspired Bill to excel and succeed t hroughout his life. Whether it was fly-fishing, academics , serving his country or God, his thriving career, or bein g a devoted family man, Bill Barr was an extraordinary ma n whose life will never be duplicated, but should be imitat ed.
Change Date: 19 Mar 2013 at 23:10
Bill was a graduate of Cornell University where he attaine d a Bachelor's degree in both Mechanical and Chemical Engin eering. He joined the «u»United States Navy «/u» serving a s Lieutenant Jr. Grade before being honorably discharged i n September of 1946. He then began his 41 year career worki ng for Phillips Petroleum Company. Bill's career was highli ghted in 1987, when he led the Ekofisk Lift Project, savin g what continues to be one of the most important oil field s in the North Sea. Prior to his retirement as Sr. Vice Pre sident of Engineering, he oversaw the construction of Phill ips' Plaza Office Building in downtown Bartlesville.
Bill was united in marriage to Phyllis Reno on February 22 , 1948, in Phillips, Texas. They were blessed with four chi ldren. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, wonderfu l dad, and loving "Pops".
Bill was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, Bar tlesville, the National Society of Professional Engineers , Sigma Chi Fraternity, and Hillcrest Country Club. He wa s a self-taught golfer who achieved the insurmountable, a h ole-in-one, a formidable bridge player, master steak grille r, and well-equipped Spanish linguist, who could fix anythi ng with a coat hanger and duct tape.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, A.K. and Mary Bar r and one sister, Gail Roper. Bill is survived by: his wif e of 64 years, Phyllis Barr; four children: son, Ken Barr a nd his wife, Nanci; son, John Barr and his wife, Virginia K ibler; son, Mike Barr; and daughter, Tricia Barr Derryberry ; seven grandchildren: Renée Wensel and her husband, Duke ; Kim Frueh and her husband, Jason; Amber Derryberry and he r husband, Dave Warnke; Nicki Derryberry, Mandi Derryberry , Jason Barr, and Rachael Barr; three great grandchildren : Houston Ross IV, Faeryn Frueh, and Logan Warnke; one brot her-in-law, Dr. Charles Roper; along with a host of nieces , nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.
In Bill's memory and honor, donations may be made to the «u »charity of your choice «/u» .
Funeral services for Mr. Barr were held at 11:00 a.m., Satu rday, March 10, 2012, at the First Baptist Church. Intermen t was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the di rection of Neekamp-Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from March 11 to April 10 , 2012
Father: A Kenneth BARR b: 5 May 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
Mother: Mary POUND b: 11 Sep 1905 in Chama, Rio Arriba Co., New Mexico