Wayne E. Barr
February 18, 1943 - June 29, 2016
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Shenandoah, Iowa formerly Red Oak

Visitation 7/5/2016
Grace Baptist Church
Service 7/5/2016
Grace Baptist Church
Burial 7/5/2016
Evergreen Cemetery

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Wayne E. Barr, age 73, of Shenandoah, Iowa formerly Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. Wayne Edward Barr was born February 18, 1943 in Red Oak, Iowa the son of A.W. "Bud" and Dolly (Niday) Barr. He was raised in Red Oak and was in the class of 1961 at Red Oak Community High School. Wayne served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Sharon McCann in 1965 and three children were born of this union: Tracey, Jeri, and Bill. Wayne worked various jobs before moving to Shenandoah where he operated a service station for several years. He later worked for Snap-On Tools for 5 years before moving back to Red Oak in 1980 where he worked in the family business known as Barr Oil. Wayne later worked part time at the Fareway grocery store. He was united in marriage to Lee Carol Grossman on January 1, 1994 in Reno, Nevada. They made their home in Red Oak where they attended Grace Baptist Church.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father: A.W. "Bud" Barr and his wife: Lee Carole Barr on October 21, 2012. Survivors include his children: Tracey Earl of Seminole, Florida; Jeri Chapa and husband Saul of Texas; and Bill Barr and wife Venus of Villisca, Iowa; step-children: Sheila Grossman of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Shawn Grossman and wife Melissa of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Melissa Tarbox of Red Oak, Iowa; many grandchildren; mother: Dolly Barr of Red Oak, Iowa; brothers: Dennis Barr and wife Peg of Red Oak, Iowa and Bill Barr and wife Bev of St. Joseph, Missouri; sisters: Pat Barr of Phoenix, Arizona and Sally Ratcliff and husband Larry of Red Oak, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Grace Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will take place one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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