Mike Barr

Michael Neil “Mike” Barr, 59, of Hewitt, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019.

Funeral Service: 11AM, Friday, April 26, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Robinson with the Rev. Jim Daniels and the Rev. Larry Wymore officiating.

Visitation will be held thirty minutes prior to the service.

Mike was born July 17, 1959 in Kilgore to Neil and Carol (Sanders) Barr. He attended Cameron schools, graduating from Yoe High School in 1977. He married Cynthia Ann Taylor on April 4, 1981 in Waco. After earning his Associates Degree from TSTI, he went on to work in commercial printing. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and served as Youth Director for four years.

Mike was a jokester and was known for making people laugh. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He did not let 22 years of Multiple Sclerosis dictate his life. When all he had left was the use of his mouth, he used it to build up others.

He was preceded in death by his father, Neil Barr.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Barr; daughter, Jennifer Barr; son, Matthew Barr; granddaughter, Mikayla Hutson, “the light of his life”; mother, Carol Barr; brother, Jason Barr and wife, Becky; sister, Tracy Phelps and husband, Bill; four nieces, one nephew; three great-nieces; and step-brother, Paul Mathews.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to the nurses and caregivers at the Atrium of Bellmead for their love and care for Mike.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

When asked about what Mike would want to be said about himself, he replied: “Not much is to be said about me, but my Cinny Bear’s commitment, sacrifice and her love through our journey. “

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2Timothy 4:7

 

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  1. Mr. Barr the last seven years have been very eventful. I have loved every moment of the jokes and all the scares. I am very glad to have the pleasure of being in your life. You were one of a kind. Though everything you have been through you always had a smile on your face and never let this illness get you down. Rest in heaven my friend till we meet again. LeAnn Jenkins

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss,but I know Mike is at home now with our Lord.Cindy you and the family are in my prayers.

  3. Bertha Musgrove

    He was a funny guy and very goid friend he will dearly bwe missed .My prayers got out Cindy and Jennifer and family.

  4. I was Mike Barr’s nurse for a while when I worked at the Atrium of Bellmead. He always had a bright personality. Never let Multiple Sclerosis get him down. Scared me with those fake roaches. My prayers are with Cindy, Jennifer, Matt, Makayla, and the rest of the Barr family.

  5. My sincere condolences to Cindy and his whole family. Room 604 wont be the same without you,going to miss you so much Barr.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss! We have all lost a good man and good friend! If I can do anything for you, please let me know! My prayers are with you in your time of sorrow!

  7. Love Danny & Vicki Dawson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mike was a special person and together you have a wonderful testimony.

  8. Darlene England

    To the Mike Barr family,
    Our deepest condolences, our hearts are saddened for each of you. We also rejoice for Mike as he has graduated to his glorious reward.
    May his memory, & joyful spirit be a comfort in the times ahead.
    Jerry & Darlene England

  9. So sorry. Wish missing our loved ones was easier.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of taking care of mike for the past 5 months and every day i walked in his room he had a smile on his face, no matter how he felt. I will always cherish his sense of humor and above all his kindness. He saw the good in everyone and made a huge impact in my life. Room 604 will never be the same. He was loved by so many and touched everyones heart. Rest in peace my friend.. cindy my thought and prayers are with you all. If there is anything i can do please let me know.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a loss for world. Mike was a terrific person to all and he will be missed. He endured so much but his spirit remained strong. Now he is at peace. My prayers are with his family. God be with you all.

  12. Darlene Lancaster

    Cindy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a special person. He was an inspiration to all that ever met him. I am praying for you and your family. Love you.

  13. We should all be so blessed to have a man like Mike in our lives. A man who reminded us not to take life too seriously, as it is only a temporary stop on the way to an eternal destination. A man who never lost his sense of humor, and faced each and every challenge with an incredible, unbreakable spirit. A man who made sure the world knew how much he valued his wife, children, and family. A man who knew how to make you laugh, even if you were rolling your eyes at the same time, but also knew how to pray with you and offer strength and comfort when things were difficult. Mike exemplified love- love of God, love of life, love of family and friends. Yeah… we were blessed. Thanks for everything, Mike. We’ll see ya when we get there. Love, Kasia Bell

  14. Yolanda Armstrong

    Dear Matt,
    On behalf of the Residential Life Staff and Dean of Students Office here at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, I would like to say that we are sending our love, support, condolences, thoughts and prayers during this sad time for you and your family. Please know that we are with you in spirit and are lifting you up from across the miles. Rest assured that things are being taken care of here in Minnesota so that you can be with your family and not have to worry about work related matters. Take care of yourself, be with your family and know that you are in our hearts.
    With Love, Yolanda Armstrong and the Hamline Pipers of ResLife

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Mike back in the 90s at McLane Graphic. Lots of fond memories. Rest in Peace my friend .

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