Frederick “Fred” Olden Barr of Salem, Missouri was born in Aberdeen, Maryland on Sunday, April 1, 1951 to Clarence “Jack” Leroy and Vivian Eunice Marie Earney Barr and passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 9 days.
Fred’s father was in the military so he and his family lived in various states before moving to Steelville, Missouri from California in the early 60’s.
Fred grew up in Steelville and lived with his Uncle Lloyd “Red” and Aunt Charlotte Earney after his parents passed away. He accepted the Lord early in life.
He was a star basketball player, president of his class all four years of high school and graduated with the class of 1969. He went to play two years of basketball at Murray State in Oklahoma.
He was involved in a bad car accident on July 7, 1972 near Huzzah Valley where he was seriously injured and left disabled for the rest of his life.
He later lived in Columbia, Missouri for 20 years and was able to have season tickets to watch Mizzou Basketball thanks to generous friends from Steelville, Missouri. His basketball legacy is still well known and some have referred to him as “The infamous Freddie Barr.” He enjoyed going out to eat, especially while living in Columbia, Missouri and loved deer meat which his family kept him supplied with.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence “Jack” and Vivian Barr; and grandparents, Treff Earney Sr., Myrtle Earney, Norma Lee Earney and Frederick and Evelyn Barr.
He is survived by his brother, Roger (Dorothy Roland) Barr of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Sandy (Dave) Hatcher, all of Steelville, Missouri; special uncle and aunt, Lloyd “Red” (Charlotte) Earney of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service immediately followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Alan Miles officiating.
Burial was at the Wesco Cemetery in Wesco, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.