Robert John Barr

By August 11, 2014 Obituaries

Robert John Barr, 53, of Bonneau, SC, husband of Kay Davenport Barr, passed away August 9, 2014, holding his wife’s hand.

Mr. Barr was born June 21, 1961, in Portland, OR, a son of Penny Mowlds Barr and John Arthur Barr of Portland, OR. He honorably served in the US Navy, was a proud member of Solomon’s Masonic Lodge Number 1, and was a dedicated employee with Santee Cooper.

In addition to his loving wife and parents, he is survived by his children, Pamela Davenport of Houston, TX, Russell Ford of Charleston, SC, and Rebecca Marissa Barr of Columbia, SC.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, SC. The family will receive friends an hour prior, beginning at 5:00 P.M. The services will take place outside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert Barr’s honor to the American Heart Association:

Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston, SC.


  • Courtney Salisbury says:

    Rob was a great man and I will truly miss seeing him every day at work. Marissa, Kay, and other family my prayers and thoughts go out to you but know ROB is in a much better place now and is rejoicing with our Heavenly Father!
    Love yall – Courtney

    • Steve Bailey says:

      I was sadden to hear last night that Rob’s passing.
      Though I haven’t seen nor spoken to Rob in a number of years I still hold some of my fondest and special memories of growing up together as kids and some of the hi-jinx and great times we had.
      Those memories can never be taken away and will always be held close.
      My sincere condolences to the entire Barr family.

      Steve Bailey – Potland Oregon

  • H.J.& Nora Caddell says:

    Sorry to hear about Rob. Kay and family, you have many caring friends thinking of you. Remember the good times. Keep them fresh in your minds.

  • To Kay, children and parents:
    May God Almighty help heal this void in your lives as time passes.
    You know, Kay, you are loved and of course all of your family is too.
    If I can do anything, please let me know.

    God loves you all, may His arms embrace all of you in this very difficult time.

    My family send our complete love and prayers forever.

    Love, Ellen and Jimmy Tuten
    Goose Creek

  • Sharon Hiers Kinard says:

    Kay, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Gwenevere says:

    I spoke with Rob three times on last Thursday evening here at Southern Wesleyan University. He was smiling and full of joy each time. I pray that the Holy Comforter will be with you always. Gwenevere SWU Charleston – Site Assistant

  • Nancy Morris says:

    Kay and ALL family members – the loss of this wonderful and kind gentlemen is MISSED TREMENDOUSLY HERE IN THE IT DEPARTMENT. He ALWAYS had a smile and uplifting personaly no matter how busy or how hard he was working. I myself can remember twice when he was bringing up a pallet full of boxes by himself off the elevator in front of my desk and scolding him for not getting help with it. May your family live through all your fond memories and precious moments and know that he is smiling down on you, and though not physically here, he is with you in mind, spirit and heart. Nancy Morris

  • Kenyia Dunbar says:

    Robert was one of my classmates at SWU. If the love and respect he showed for his classmates was any indication of his love he had for his family I know he will truly be missed. I’d only known him for 6 weeks but he demonstrated what a father and real man was. He would make sure that the ladies would make it safely to their vehicles at night.

  • Crystal Addison says:

    I meet Robert at Southern Wesleyan for the first time in an art class that we both attended. We also just finished up public speaking. He was a well-rounded gentleman and he loved his family. I can recall his first speech that was given in public speaking. It was about being a dedicated father and a loving husband. His topics were always interesting and he was a joy to have in class. I am sorry for your lost and Rob will truly be missed.

  • Amanda Castellone says:

    To Rob’s family:

    I had the distinct joy and pleasure of teaching Rob this past term at SWU in an Aesthetics (Arts Appreciation) class. Rob was truly engaged and eager to learn in class. I learned from him on many occasions as well. He painted several watercolor pieces for his final “Creative Project,” and I continue to be extremely proud of his hard work and growth in learning about and practicing art. I also teasingly called him “Roberto,” after one of my favorite Italian opera characters. Rob was truly a wonderful person. He will be sorely missed.
    Very sincerely,
    Amanda Castellone

  • Larry Connor says:

    Rob was the most influential and impressive men I have ever met. His love for his family, country, and His God that carried him to inspire others will be difficult if not impossible for many of us to emulate. I have never met such a man with the personality, smiles galore, laughter and genuineness love for his fellow man. He personified True Masonry. An upright man, dedicated to God and the principles of how life should be lived and enjoyed. Rob never wavered in or at adversity, he faced every challenge head on. He did it it with determination and the results by and large always fell in his favor. He was filled and wrapped in love by all who knew him, family, friends and co-workers. What a man, what a friend, what a gift from God!
    Rob, I and Gisela will always love you, can’t wait to see you again in heaven and share the joys you’ll share with us again.
    Kay, Pam, Russ and Marisa, our hearts are broken for and with you. Hold your head high, look up, and thank God you had such a beacon in your life that few will ever know. He loved you, as well as we here do. One day we will all see him and again and enjoy the blessings of being with him and all our loved ones waiting to embrace us again.
    Rob walks on streets of gold today and forever, last week he pounded the pavements of stress with us on earth.
    I will miss him daily, my eyes also burn with the tears of separation here but God will ultimately rejoin us.
    I love you all.

  • Will Mims says:

    I am so sorry for you loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you in your time of grief.

    Rob came out many times when I was still at Jefferies Generating Station, and I passed him many times here at the Annex since my relocation a little over a year ago. He was always very pleasant, a hard worker, and fun to chat with. I know there are never any words for things like this, but my wife Becky and I have been praying for your family.

    God bless,
    Will Mims