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Richard Barr

November 4, 1945 — August 21, 2022

Richard Lee Barr was born in Los Angeles, California on November 4, 1945 and passed away at home in Reno, Nevada on August 21, 2022.  His parents were Earl Barr and Margaret Earley.  He was the third of ten children; Margaret, Ron, Richard, Stephen, Timmy, Floyd, Marie, Bill, Debbie and Jerry.  Stephen and Timmy previously passed away.  Richard grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.  Richard and Betty Kirkpatrick were married at St Mel's Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, Calif.  They had three children; Richard Barr of Reno, Cindy Jimenez (Marty) of Huntington Beach, Calif and Sharon Jaramillo of Reno.  He had seven grandchildren; Matthew (Danielle) Jimenez of Riverside, Calif, Ariel Jimenez of Huntington Beach, Calif, Rachel (Sarah) Barr of Reno, Travis (Ashley) Barr of Battle Mountain, Nevada, Alexandra Jaramillo, Emily Jaramillo and Abigael Jaramillo of Reno.  The newest lights of his life are great grandson Cruz and his soon to be born little brother Eliot of Riverside, Calif.  He had many nieces and nephews who he loved very much. In 1974 Richard and his family moved to Reno to make a better life.  Being a carpenter by trade, he built one of the first houses in Silver Knolls which he and Betty have lived in since 1978.  Richard was a parishioner at St Michael Catholic Church in Stead where he was a Eucharistic Minister and Home Bound Minister.  He loved his faith and strived to be an example to his family and church family who he loved very much.  He loved fishing for trout and spent many, many wonderful days, both sunny and snowy at beautiful Frenchman Lake with his fishing buddies. He loved camping, especially the annual beach camp out with family and friends at the Pacific Ocean.  He was a Raiders fan (no matter what city they were in) and a NASCAR fan.  Sunday afternoons were spent rooting for Dale Jarrett, Bill Elliot, Jeff Gordon and now Chase Elliott.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 2nd at 11:00am at St Michael Catholic Church in Stead.  In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to your favorite charity.

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