|Charles Ray Barr - 2012|
Today we laid to rest our beloved co-worker, friend and brother in Chirst. Sgt. C.R. Barr fought a good fight. In 2001, he suffered a massive heart attack which most agree, should have ended his life. However, GOD said no because he had other plans for Chuck. Eventually, Chuck returned to work and retired from Travis County in 2010. If you asked his former staff members and co-workers to describe him, they would say he was filled with compassion and he treated people with respect and decency. He took time out to listen and give advice but most of all he was always smiling.
Chuck's life was devoted to service, service in the military, service in the Dallas School System, Service in the Dallas Transit System, service at TCSO but most importantly, Service at home, at Church and in the Community. He touched the lives of many by serving as the leader of the "Circles of Greatness" groups at his church - Greater Mt. Zion, Austin Texas. Chuck did not mind, in fact he looked for opportunities to share Christ and his experiences with others.
Today's message from his Pastor, "Two Hearts" characterized the life of Sgt. Charles Ray Barr. Chuck you will truly be missed.
The life and legancy of Sgt. Charles Ray Barr
Charles Ray Barr was born September 12, 1949 in Paris, Texas to Robert and Dorothy Barr. He attended school in Paris, Texas graduating from Paris High School. He later graduated from East Texas State University. Charles was employed as a school teacher in the Dallas, Texas Public School System as well as an employee of the Dallas, Texas Transit System. He was later employed by the Travis County Sheriff's Office where he provided 23 years of public service.