Roland "Blackie" Barr, 77, passed away Nov. 7, 2014, due to Parkinson's Disease complications.|
Roland was born to the late Paul and Mary Barr, Grantsville, W.Va., on Nov. 5, 1937.
Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Dianne Hopkins Barr; daughter, Tonya Ellis, South Carolina; son, Rob Barr, Parkersburg; granddaughters, Sadi Barr and Anna Ellis; brother, Ron (Judy) Barr; sisters, Susan Webber and Geraldine Showalter; brothers-in-law, Robert Pierce and James Blosser; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are two sisters, Marjorie Pierce and Betty Blosser; and brother-in-law, Wayne Showalter.
Roland donated his body to WVU for Parkinson's Disease research.