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Francis "Gene" Barr

September 19, 1929 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 91)

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Gene Barr 91 of Lakeland, FL passed away on January 16th, 2021 at home with Pulmonary Fibrosis and a broken heart. Gene was born in Columbus, Indiana on September 19th, 1929. He owned his own business Barr’s Excavating for 25 years. He was a member of the Teamsters 181 Union where he ran heavy equipment for many years. September 13th, 1947 he married his angel from heaven, Ruth Ann. Gene and Ruth Ann became a snowbirds in 1978. Ruth Ann and him would head for the South in September where it was warm and then back North in May. They just stopped doing that about 2 years ago when his health started to decline and it was too hard for him to travel that long of a distance. He enjoyed car racing, motorcycle racing, fishing, football, and family vacations. He raced stock cars, sprint cars, go-carts, and motorcycles at local Indiana tracks. His favorite thing to do was to travel to see all of the car races he could. He was a father, grandfather, and great grandfather not only to his biological children but to anyone that needed a father or friend.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 23, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 South Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801

Service
Saturday
January 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 South Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801

Cemetery

Oak Hill Burial Park
4620 US Hwy 98 S
Lakeland, FL 33812

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