Samuel B. Tarr of Warrenton, VA died on July 25, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on July 2, 1935 in Dallas, SD, to the late Horace B. and Dora F. Tarr. He served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired from the Army Corp of Engineers. Sam began volunteering with the Warrenton Vol. Fire Department in 1959. He served as the Fire Chief for 9 years and received the status of a lifetime member. He also served as President of the Fauquier Fire and Rescue Association for many years. Sam served as a member of the Warrenton Town Council for 13 years. In recognition of his many years of serving his community, the Town of Warrenton dedicated the “Samuel B. Tarr Park” in his honor. Sam was a member of Warrenton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Elizabeth G. Tarr and his children, Sam Tarr, Jr. and wife Denise of Winchester, VA, Donna McCampbell and husband Scott of St. Petersburg, FL and Bobby Tarr and wife Mary of Orlean, VA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandon McCampbell, Travis McCampbell, Hunter McCampbell and Trey Tarr and his beloved dog Buster.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Warrenton Vol. Fire Company, 167 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, VA 20186.
Visitation will be held Friday July 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Moser Funeral Home.
The memorial service will be held at Moser Funeral Home on Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m.
Funeral Procession Route-
The procession will turn LEFT out of Moser Funeral Home and drive by West Shirley firehouse
Turning LEFT onto Keith Street and passing under flag
Turning RIGHT on LEE Street
Turning LEFT on Falmouth Street and proceeding into Main Street passing old firehouse
Continuing down Waterloo Street
Turning LEFT on Chestnut Street and entering into town cemetery
In honor of Chief Tarr’s Service-
**The testing of the Fire House siren will be delayed on Saturday, July 29. It will sound near 3 p.m. to coincide with the closing of the graveside service and last call.**
Authority of // Jason T. Golden, Fire Chief