Gary L. Barr, Sr., 64, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away with his children by his side after a short battle with cancer on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Meritus Medical Center.
Gary was born July 9,1956, in Hagerstown, MD to the late George Leonard Barr and Jacqueline Barr (Hollar), both of Hagerstown, MD. He graduated in 1974 from South Hagerstown High School, and immediately after enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served in Vietnam. Gary received an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hagerstown Junior College.
Gary is survived by his children Gary L. Barr, Jr., Shanna Barr, Aaron Barr, all of Hagerstown, MD, Kellie Pryor (Barr) of Waynesboro, PA, Scott D. Shawyer of Hedgesville, WV, and Billy Keckler of Hagerstown, MD. Also his two stepsons of 21 years, Dustin Kunkle of Taneytown, MD, and Troy Kunkle of Hagerstown, MD. His grandchildren Hayla Kershner, Kabrina Wright, Kane Pryor, Mandolin Keckler, Levin Barr, Ashlynn Barr, Lily Wright, and Karson Pryor. His siblings Cindy Barr, George Barr, and Kevin Barr.
He worked for the City of Hagerstown for 30 years. Gary was a hard worker and known for helping others. Chances are if you knew him, he has probably done you a favor--whether it be monetary support, house/lawn care, hauling/delivering things. Up until the time he passed, he donated to Native American organizations and St. Jude’s Hospital. He was a very spiritual person, who looked to God often for advice and support.
His cancer came quick and was so aggressive. It made for a short battle, so we find peace in knowing he did not have to suffer for long before he went to meet his maker. May he finally rest in peace.
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