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Loring "Bud" Elwood Barr

December 5, 1935 — February 10, 2022

Loring Elwood "Bud" Barr, age 86 of Moorefield, WV, passed away Thursday morning, February 10, 2022, at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV. Born on December 5, 1935, in Hardy County, WV, he was a son of the late Hugh Clifton Barr and Stella Rebecca Hardy Barr. His loving wife of 59 years, Mary Catherine (Harman) Barr preceded him in death in July 2017. A grandson, Joseph Loring Ludwig, a sister, Cleda Pratt, a brother, Johnnie Barr, an infant brother and an infant sister also preceded him in death.

Loring was a Graduate of Moorefield High School, Moorefield, WV, Class of 1954; and was a  Retired Poultry Producer and Livestock Farmer. He was a Life-long Member and Past Trustee of the Oak Dale Christian Church, Rig, WV, a Past President of the Oak Dale Civic Center, Rig, WV and Past President of the Rig Water Association prior to its dissolution.

He was a Former Member of the Hardy Telephone Company, Inc. Board of Directors since 1978, holding the office of Vice-President for many years; past member of the Hardy County Board of Education for 19-1/2 years, holding the offices of President and Vice-President; a past member of the South Branch Vocational Centers Administrative Council for 16 years, holding the office of President from 1984-1998. 

He was a former member of the West Virginia Poultry Association serving as Vice-President and President from 1992-1994, consecutively; a former member of the associations executive committee and a Lifetime Membership Honoree. He also was a former member and past President of the Hardy County Farm Bureau; he served as President of the Grant County Farm Services, Petersburg, WV prior to its dissolution and also a 60+ year member of the WV Farm Bureau                                                            

Surviving are his children; Lori Kathryn (Dennis) Evans of Moorefield, WV, Joseph Harman (Teresa) Barr of Petersburg, WV and Suzanne Rebecca (John) Davis of Moorefield, WV; grandchildren, Amber and William Barr; Meredith and Taylor Evans; Leah Jo and Levi Davis; three great-grandsons, Jaxon Kile, Quentin Barr and Hudson Stickley; a sister, Priscilla Evans of Rig, WV; a sister-in-law, Anna Carol Barr of Mineral, VA; and  Steven Pratt, whom he considered a son; and Loring’s faithful companion, Snowball

Funeral Services will be conducted 12:00 PM (Noon), Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lynn Rohrbaugh officiant. Interment will follow in the Newhouse Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of services at 12 PM on Tuesday. Due to the current COVID-19 recommendations, wearing of masks and social distancing by individuals unvaccinated is recommended.

Memorials may be directed to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, “The Fellowship”, P.O. Box 96105 Washington, DC 20090-6105 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. 

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