Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Gene Maurice Barr, 83 of Royal Center, Indiana, passed away at home Monday evening, May 15, 2023, with his family by his side, after recent diagnosis of cancer.
On April 9, 1940, in Logansport, he was the youngest child born to the late Nelson M. and Rebecca F.(Roller) Barr. He is survived by his brother, Paul (Carol) Barr, and his sister, Norma Beymer.
A graduate of Royal Center High School, Gene excelled in sports. He was the starting forward for the Bulldogs’ victory over the Logansport Berries in 1958 which sent the team on to win the Cass County sectional tournament that year. Gene studied at Purdue University and graduated from the Agriculture Short Course in 1959.
Gene joined the Army Indiana National Guard and served just four months before being honorably discharged after suffering a back injury.
A farmer his entire adult life, Gene loved working the land. He was a good steward. Gene served as a board member of both the Cass County Soil Conservation District and the Cass County Farm Service Agency for 22 years, serving 7 years as the FSA chairman.
Gene was a man of faith and attended the Wheatland Avenue Church.
He was married December 26, 1964, to Janice (Klumpp) Barr, who preceded him in death March 25, 1993. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Chad (Darci) Barr, of Noblesville, and Shannon (Judi) Barr, of Royal Center.
On September 7, 1996, Gene was married to Judith “Judy” (Hutchison) Weese Barr, who survives. He welcomed her children, Tracy (Greg) Mitchell, of Chicago, IL, and Ryan (Vickie) Weese, of Logansport, to his family.
Gene was proud to earn the title of “Grandpa” with his pride and joy, his grandchildren – Alexeya Barr, Aleeah Barr, Christian Barr, Anya Barr, and Kiersten Barr; Isaac and Mason Barr, Kyle (April) Mitchell, Lauren Mitchell, and Tiffany Leszeynski.
Private family graveside services, with full military honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
You may share memories and offer condolences on Gene’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.