The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Obituaries

February 18, 2014

Tommy Joe Barr “T Barr”

Please join our family and friends as we honor the life of Tommy Joe Barr “T Barr”, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston.

He was born Aug. 10, 1951 in Irving to James Bruett and Gracie Belle Holloway Barr. His final “shift” ended at 5:13 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler following a brief battle with lung cancer.

“T Barr” chose a life of public service in law enforcement and security for 40 years, serving with honor and distinction as a motor officer, patrolman, police chief, criminal investigator, federal court officer, Texas cold case investigator and commissioned healthcare security officer.

He served the public interest many years with the Irving Police Department, Fort Worth Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, Berryville Police Department, City of Frankston, U.S. Marshall’s office and East Texas Medical Center. His unfailing service to the citizens of Texas and the communities, in which he served, was eclipsed only by his love for family, friends and country. He has left an indelible mark on the citizens and public servants in all jurisdictions in which he served. He will forever be remembered, loved and missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Harvey Barr and Mark Milliken.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Teri Barr of Frankston; daughter, Shawn Roach (Jon) of Neches; sons, Stanley Barr of Euless, Kirk Barr (K’Lynn) of Concordia, Kan., and Michael Barr (Victory) of Oak Harbor, Ohio; brother, James Barr (Patricia) of Frankston; sister, Barbara Williams (Dale) of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Preston, Austin, Katilyn, Sarah Ashilyn, Megan, Jacob, Lily and Daphney; in-laws, Arlis Radebaugh of Sebring, Fla., Tammy Miller (Doug) of Orlando, Fla., Jon Swartz (Shelly) of South Bend, Ind., and Jeani Swartz of Sebring, Fla.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Autry Funeral Home Frankston.

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