Ralph T. Barr, 93, of Ashville, passed away on Feb. 11, 2017.
He was born March 29, 1923, in Ringgold, son of John Florentine and Carrie Blanche (Peters) Barr.
He was a lifelong farmer and resident of Walnut Township, and he loved his horses.
Ralph answered the call of Uncle Sam and served in the Air Corp of the Army in London during World War II. He worked as a supply staff sergeant, passing out needed equipment and clothing to soldiers there.
He then worked for Eshelman Feed Company in Circleville. For many years Ralph traveled as a feed salesman in southeastern Ohio and Kentucky. He also worked and retired from Ashville Grain Company.
He was previously a long-time member of Hedges Chapel UMC and was currently a member of Village Chapel UMC.
He was a 50-year member of Aladdin Shrine, and he served as a board member of the Pickaway County Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 15 brothers and sisters, Melvin, Grace, Helen, Ernest, Merle, Amy, Ola, Homer, John, Aaron, Ross, Clyde, Mary, Glenn and Martha.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 70 years, Roxie Ellen (Frasure) Barr. Also left to mourn are sons, Dean (Pat) Barr of Ashville and James (Karin) Barr of Ashville; and daughter, Joyce Ann (John) Butts of Circleville. Ralph also has nine adoring grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville. Visitation will also be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at East Ringgold UMC, 17689 Main St., East Ringgold, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Kevin Pees will be officiating, and burial will follow at Reber Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to Village Chapel UMC, 30 Circleville Ave. Ashville, OH 43103.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal