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William Martin Barrs

November 3, 1955 December 31, 2018
William Martin Barrs
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Obituary for William Martin Barrs

William Martin Barrs, 63 of Oak Ridge passed away at UT Medical Center on December 31, 2018.

He was born on November 3, 1955 in Norman, Oklahoma to parents Donald and Ernestine Kelly Barrs. Bill lived in Florida until he came to Oak Ridge in 1980. Receiving his Associates degree from Tennessee Tech, he then began working at Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman as a structural aircraft mechanic for 36 years.

Bill was kind, gentle, and a fantastic man who was creative, inventive, and a knowledgeable handyman.

His survivors include:
Wife of 36 years, Elizabeth Ann Burgess;
Son, Kyle Barrs;
Daughter, Jean Brantley (Chase), all of Oak Ridge;
Brother, Steve Barrs (Pam), Knoxville;
Sisters, Lynn Hood (Jimmy), Knoxville and Mary Tucker, Oak Ridge.
Grandson, Landon Brantley.

No services have been planned. An online guest book may be signed at

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