Ardis Barr

Published 6:59 pm Monday, August 21, 2017

MENDENHALL — Ardis Barr, 89, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at his residence.

He was born and raised in Simpson County by his late parents, Guy Barr Sr. and Ulmar “Bounds” Barr.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.  He worked as a riverboat pilot and retired from Port Arthur Towing.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanette Kennedy, Sandra Kennedy (Ricky), Debra Warren (George) and Lynn Koestler; brothers, Don Barr (Vickie) and Guy Barr Jr. (Loura); sisters, Eddie Nichols and Polly Harvey; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Sue Barr.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Betty (Harvey) Barr; son, Kenny Barr; brothers, Joel Barr and Pat Barr; sister, Jean Hamblett; sisters-in-law, Esther Barr and Mary Barr; and brothers-in-law, Herman Nichols, James Earl Harvey and Ralph Hamblett.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall from 1 to 2 p.m.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. in Tutor Chapel with interment following in Mendenhall City Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall.