Lynnville, GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Claxton Barlar memorial, a native of Maury County, lived along the Covey Hollow Rd.
BARLAR, Claxton, 9 Nov 1914 - 22 Jan 1963. 'Son of Lela M. & T.J. Barlar", (Lela M Coffee and Thomas Jefferson Barlar), Tenn Cpl 2113 Base Unit, AAF, WWII,(Stationed at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Al., served as a Military Policeman, injured while handling a prisoner.)
He received head injuries from that service. He recovered, but never lived a sustainable life sinking into the darkness of mental illness and eventually in and out of hospitalization for most of the remainder of his 49 years.) As a small lad I only remember him as a kind soul who loved to show & tell his many nephews & nieces what a wonderful world of nature, science & electronics we have all around us, to be studied & revealed. His world consisted of collecting antique cars, building & collecting radios & clocks, and other machinery. He was buried on a snowy 22 January 1963. The roads were so bad the funeral caravan had difficulty traveling the twelve miles south from Columbia at the Oaks & Nichols Funeral home on the Pulaski Highway to this place. [WA 15 Apr 2009]
Photos & information by Wayne Austin, 2003. nephew of Claxton 15 Apr 2009.