Gregory Steven Barr, 63, died suddenly on May 29, 2022 in Nashville, TN while visiting. Born at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain on February 17, 1959, he was one of five children born to Kathryn (Cannell) Wilson and Gerald Edward Barr Sr. Greg was raised and educated in the town of Bristol. He also resided in Williams, OR and Colebrook, NH before moving to Glasgow, KY in 1997.
He is survived by his children Melissa Britt of Glasgow, KY; MS James Barr; Aaron Barr of Glasgow, Kentucky; Clayton Cofer of Glasgow, Kentucky; Scott Barr of Colebrook, NH; Elizabeth Barr of Glasgow, KY; Nicholas Barr of Los Angeles, California; Eldem Berksan of Louisville, KY; Maili Barr and her husband Tyberius Knipp of Franklin, KY and Tyeman Barr of Glasgow, KY; sister Brenda Wilson and her husband Thomas of Middletown, and sister Alison Thibeault and her husband Lester of Medford, OR. He is also survived by his grandchildren Emily; Conor; To mark; Lily; Christian; Jack; Magdalene; Leo Gann; Autumn; Isabella; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son Benjamin Barr; brother Gerald Edward Barr, Jr; Sister Bettanne Barr; and his nephew Jonathan Thibeault.
Greg graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS from Franklin University and was a Certified Residential Appraiser with the KY Real Estate Appraiser Board. He had worked in the real estate appraisal industry since 1984. He was a member of the Appraisal Institute and held the prestigious SRA designation, in which only 5% of all residential appraisers in the United States are recognized with the designation. AI-RRS, a revision designation. After receiving his designations, Greg served as a board member for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Evaluation Institute. He was owner and chief appraiser at Graham Appraisal when he passed away.
Greg had a heart of gold and his generosity knew no bounds. Greg was a firm believer in the importance of improving the lives of others. One of the many ways he achieved this goal was to adopt 11 children. There are also many others he took under his wing who are too numerous to count, but on whom he had an incredible impact. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hosting reunions with old friends, vacationing in Old Lyme and cheering on his beloved New York Giants.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 2:30 p.m. CST at Yancy’s Gastropub and Brewery in Glasgow, and a memorial service will be held later this summer in Old Lyme, CT.