Clarence Leroy Barr Jr.

By on February 14, 2018

90, Navy vet, United Twine salesman, Luther Acres courier, Mason

Clarence Leroy Barr Jr., 90, passed away on Feb. 4, 2018 at Luther Acres.

Born in Lancaster on May 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Clarence L. Barr Sr. and Alice M. Pecket Barr Johnson. He was beloved husband of Dorothy M. Adams Barr. On July 6, 2016 they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

He was a member of Redeemer Church and many social clubs. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of Lodge 43, the oldest member of the American Legion Post #34, the V.F.W., and the Order of United Commercial Travelers of America, as well as a former member of Conestoga Country Club and the Columbia Elks.

He was a traveling salesman by trade and worked on the road for United Twine and Paper Company for 40 years, and Quaker City Paper for another 20. He then went on to work as a courier for Luther Acres for 15 years until he had a stroke in 2015.

Clarence proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class for three years and the Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant for three years.

Clarence is survived by his wife: Dottie Barr; children: Barry E. Barr and Amy Jo Barr; grandchildren: Daniel M. Blevins, Robert Blevins, and Shawna Newmin; four great-grandchildren; his sister: Joanne Navillate; and many wonderful friends.

He is predeceased by his parents; and his daughter: Evelyn Anne Blevins.

A memorial service was held Feb. 12 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, with Pastor Dave Kreider officiating. An ice cream social followed at Luther Acres. Interment was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, where Clarence received military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Clarence’s name to The Caring Fund at Luther Acres. Checks may be addressed to the Philanthropy Office at Luthercare, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To leave an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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