Rolla William Barr, passed away at the age of 88, Monday, October 3, 2022.
Beloved brother of Donald (Barbara) Barr and Richard (Barbara) Barr; dearest uncle of Kathy (Terry) Wakefield, Michelle (Tom) Hennessey, Bryan (Cheryl) Barr, Wendy (Tom) Blair and Megan Barr; our dear cousin and friend of many.
Rolla graduated from Eureka High School. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine, stationed in Hawaii. After discharge, Rolla attended Ranken Technical College and worked as a machinist/toolmaker for the Measuregrath Company until its closure. Rolla was also a commercial fisherman on the Missouri River and operated a grass cutting business. Rolla enjoyed hunting and was a true steward of the land that provided the wildlife he enjoyed. He was always trying to make for a better environment on his farm to allow wildlife to prosper. He was an avid hunter, gun advocate, competitive archer and pool player. Rolla will be missed by his family and friends, especially those at VFW Post #5651- New Melle, MO.
Services: Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Friday, October 7, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with graveside service immediately following at St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Chesterfield.
Memorials: If desired, may be made to VFW Post #5651, 555 Foristell Road, New Melle, MO 63365.
Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.