On June 18, 1951, Mr. Joseph Columbus Barr Jr. was born to the late Lula Mae James and Joseph Columbus Barr Sr. in Jasper County.
Mr. Barr was raised by both his grandparents Mr. Johnnie and Mammie Emma Barr. He grew up alongside his aunts and uncles. Joseph loved music. He loved playing in his leisure time for his family and friends. He was somewhat of a musical genius because he learned to play both piano and guitar by ear.
Mr. Barr went as far as 11th grade and proceeded to further his career in construction. He worked in the piping industry for many years. Mr. Barr also loved helping his friends and family members around their homes. Fixing their cars, leaky faucets and even helping with gardening. He had a past time for fishing. Years later, Mr. Barr became a proud father of a baby girl, Calla Louise Barr. Later on in life, he married Ms. Mary Nell Norman and gained three stepchildren: Brenda Cospy, Jan and Dexter.
A blessing we all have had, a piece of Joe Boy in our lives, whether it was on our couch or just sitting at our tables. Joe boy experienced his trials and tribulations later in life.
Through the years he gained a special friend, Mrs. Carrie White. He later joined Rock Spring Baptist Church. He then furthered his education in Coastal State Prison, receiving a certification in Building. While there, Joe Boy strengthened his reading and writing skills.
His final days were lived out comfortably in Social Circle.
Joseph Barr unites with his sister, late Geraldine Barr Lackey. He leaves behind loved ones one brother, Ernest "Jack" Barr; one daughter, Mrs. Calla Louise & Christoper Henderson of Conyers; three grandchildren, Anngalic Barr, Adrin Barr and Malana Barr; two great-grandchildren, Aniya Barnes, Kyian Holcombe & Skylar Grisham; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and tons of friends in Covington.