Harley Davis Barr of Hundred, WV Passes


Harley Davis Barr, 84, of Hundred, WV departed this earthly life on Monday, September 21, 2020.

He was born January 1, 1936 in Earnshaw, Wetzel County, WV; the son of the late Garrison and Pauline (Teagarden) Barr.

Harley joined the Army when he was 17 years old. He stayed there seven years. Next he spent time in Florida driving truck hauling fruit and vegetables. The he was a welder at the Power Plants along the Ohio River. He also was an auctioneer and playing poker was a nice past time with friends.

Harley began his passion of trapshooting in 1971 and continued to shoot until 2012. He belonged to the Knob Fork Gun Club, Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club and Tyler Rod & Gun Club. Known by many as “Uncle Harley” he shot in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and both Carolinas. He was a Life Member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and held titles in West Virginia and Virginia. In his career he shot 78,300 in singles, 57,600 in handicaps and 37,900 in doubles. Earned the title of WV State Team as Veterans Champion in 2001-2003 and in 2008 WV State Senior Veterans Champion and in 2002 Harley was inducted into the WV ATA Hall of Fame.

Our family called him “Brother Barr.” We loved him dearly! He had a good sense of humor, when we teased him. Every year he was Santa Claus for our children. This was a very special occasion that we will never forget.

Our brother always put our mother first. He bought her a trailer to keep her warm in the winter.

As of now two sisters are gone. Hilda Morris and Lavena Daye Keenan Stoneking. Three sisters are left, Mildred Cole, Laura Williams and Lucille Jolliff.

Harley’s ashes will be put to rest with his mother at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Williams Funeral Home in Pine Grove was in charge of the arrangements.



Harley (left) would often hold court at the State Shoot, here Doug Damron gets vital shooting tips.

Harley, to say the least was a very colorful character, he will be missed.