Stephen Allan Barr was born on March 8th, 1954, to Cedric Carwin Barr and Loraine Allbritton Barr, in Columbus, Mississippi. He married Rachel Ann Lawrence of Scott County, Mississippi in 1972, had three children, and moved the young family to Mesquite, Texas eleven years later.
Following his dream of living in the mountains, the family relocated from Dallas County to Fort Davis in 1994, where he made his home in the Davis Mountains Resort for the remainder of his years.
He was an avid big game hunter who frequented the Alaskan wilderness and the great mountainous northwestern states.
He was a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and in later years, man of faith, as a member of the Davis Mountains Baptist Church in the DMR. Steve loved his family, his friends, his home, and his pets with quiet devotion. He spent many years as a member of the DMPOA Volunteer Fire Department, he served as President of the DMR Property Owners' Association on multiple occasions, and on the road committee as well. He was known nationwide as a reliable commercial general contractor and contributed his skills locally by constructing the current Fort Davis Veterinary Services facility, building various area residences, and laying the pedestal for the Frank N Bash Visitor Center Telescope at McDonald Observatory.
He was committed to his community, his friends, and his loved ones, and to a life full of good music and fun times.
Surrounded by his children at Midland Memorial Hospital, Steve was called home to his father, his sisters, and beloved dog Rancho on October 9, 2023, after a long illness of multiple myeloma cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents and his three sisters, Linda Lollar (Eddie) of Raymond, Mississippi; Bonny Smith (Kenny) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Cathy Lovett (Blayne) of Raymond, Mississippi; and he is survived by his brother Chris Barr of Raymond, Mississippi; his children, Lindsey Nicole Barr and Brannon Neeley Barr of Maine, and Dustin Wesley Barr (Jennifer) of Fort Davis; two grandchildren, Kiera June Rose and Shiloh Ivy Rose; and his numerous nieces and nephews.
He and Rachel went their separate ways in 2011, but he never lost hope of a loving partner, and he also leaves behind ex-wife Jan Fulkerson of Wimberley, Texas, and current but separated wife, Lissa, of Florida.
He was dearly loved and will be missed by all. We have not, and will never forget you, Steve.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.mmoftexas.com