Arthur A. Barr

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Arthur A. “Junior” Barr died Feb. 20 at Hospice Compassion in Payson. He is survived by his sisters, Mary McTyre and Louise Robinette; brother, George; dear friend and companion, LaVerne Belcher; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was born in Cuba, New Mexico on Aug. 11, 1923 to Arthur and Francis Carolyn “Carrie” (Menefee) Barr.

Junior spent his early years, during the Depression, on his maternal grandfather’s ranch, near Mancus, Colorado, where he and a cousin developed a close bond. He came to Arizona when he was 12 years old, and, during World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, quickly rising to the rank of Corporal. As a gunner with the 864th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, he received the Good Conduct, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign and World War II Victory medals.

Most of his adult life, Junior worked in copper mining while living in Kearny. He was a charter Life Member of the Elks Lodge No. 2478 in Kearny. Junior’s wife, Hazel Inez Barr, died in Feb., 1995, and, three years later, he moved to the Bear Flat near Payson. He enjoyed watching construction going on at Bear Flat, as well as playing dominoes at the Payson Senior Center on Mondays, after having a nice lunch there. Junior always had a big smile and he loved to make people laugh, and, he wanted friends to remember him that way.

A memorial /potluck service will be held at the Kearny Elks Lodge, Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. This is open to the public. Contributions honoring Junior, locally, may be made to the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Junior requested a memorial service in Kearny, with his friends having a potluck together. The Elks Installation of officers will follow the memorial service, and, then the potluck.

Staff (1719 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Kearny police officer arrested in Tucson

    12 hours ago
    by

    On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Kearny Police Officer Gonzalo Mata was arrested on Domestic Violence/Stalking charges.


    The Oatman Massacre

    July 29th, 2015
    by

    O n Feb. 18, 1851 a covered wagon climbed the steep bank rising above the Gila River. On board the covered wagon were Royce and Mary Oatman as well as their seven


    Superior Chamber sponsors fourth annual Prickly Pear Festival

    July 29th, 2015
    by

    The Superior Chamber of Commerce is planning its Fourth Annual Prickly Pear Festival for Saturday, Aug.


    Manuel Ramirez named principal at JFK Elementary

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun There’s a new man at the helm of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Superior.


  • Stories Just For You

    Jackie Wayne Mathews

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Surrounded by his loving wife, his children and close family members Jackie Wayne Mathews went home to be with his Savior on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 76.


    Louis Alejandro Torrez

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Louis “Bubba Louie” Alejandro Torrez, of Dudleyville, born Sept. 1, 1980 passed away on July 9, 2015 at the age of 34, from health complications.


    William B. Walsh II

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Sergeant Major William B. Walsh II, USMC retired, was deployed on July 21, 2015, to his final duty station.


    David Ybarra Sr.

    July 21st, 2015
    by

    David Ybarra Sr., 51, of San Tan Valley, AZ passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, San Tan Valley, AZ.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather