John Henry Barr, of Calimesa, passed away on Jan. 13, 2014, following a long battle with cancer. John was born on June 4, 1936 in Brea, Calif. to Delbert Edward and Paula Aldean Barr. After graduating from Fullerton High School, he began a 22-year career in the Navy and retired in 1976 as a chief petty officer.
John is predeceased by a daughter, Jenny. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy; son, John Russell Barr; daughters, Shelly Barr, Kathy Barr, Paula Sanchez, and Melissa Vincent; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2014 at Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont, followed by a 12:30 p.m. graveside service at the National Cemetery in Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, Mo. 63383.