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William Veachel Starr, 98, of the Forty Four community of Barren County, passed away peacefully to his eternal home on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, at his residence.
Born April 27, 1919, in Nobob, he was a son of the late Louis Starr and Mattie E. Goode Starr Shives, and the husband of Ruby Fields Starr, who survives. They were married for 69 years.
He was a farmer and a member of Union No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church since 1940.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Mary (Billy) Baise, Glasgow; two sons, Larry (Linda) Starr, of Marion and Jerry (Geneva) Starr, of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Jason Starr and Zackary and Andrew Baise, all of Glasgow, and Sheila (Chuck) Jones, Austin; and two great-grandchildren, Gracie and Noah Jones, Austin.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Jewell Simmons, Susie Garrett, Mary Nell Steen and Gladys Simmons; and two brothers, Robert Starr and Ray Starr.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Union No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Berlon Roy officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at McMurtrey Funeral Home and Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home from 8-10:30 a.m. and after 11 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Log Cemetery.
Published on September 28, 2017
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