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Colonel Robert Donald "Donnie" O'Barr

April 1, 1951 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 68)


Colonel Robert Donald “Donny” O’Barr, age 68, of Valdosta, Georgia passed away on Sunday April 28, 2019 at his residence. Colonel O’Barr was in the United States Army National Guard where he was part of the 48th Infantry Brigade, serving for over thirty-three years.

Colonel O’Barr was born on April 1, 1951 in McRae, Georgia the son of the late Bill O’Barr and Sue Melvin O’Barr.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa O’Barr of Valdosta, GA; daughter, Brittany Hughes and husband Aaron of Valdosta, GA; brother, Mike O’Barr of Carrollton, GA; two sisters, Faye Lovelace of Carrollton, GA and Billisu Pittman of Savannah, GA; awaiting future grandson, Aaron Michael Hughes II; daughter, Darla O’Barr Davis of Chauncey, GA; grandson, Blanden Davis of Chauncey, GA; step-brother, Chip O’Barr of Americus, GA; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday May 2, 2019 at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Caldwell and Pastor Brett Jarriel officiating. Interment with full military honors provided by Ft. Stewart Honor Guard will follow at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 8819 Hwy 301, Glennville, GA 30427. The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 10am until 11am prior to the service. Musical selections were “Stroll Over Heaven”, “Jealous of the Angels” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat by Again” all by CD.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Sims Funeral Home for funeral expenses.  

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.   

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May 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Funeral Service
May 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Sims Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

May 2, 2019

Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
8819 Hwy 301
Glennville, GA 30427

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