Mr. Albert Louis Tarr, also known as “Joey,“ passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 6, 1934, on Chincoteague Island, he was the son of the late Marvin and Mary Tarr.
Mr. Tarr joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, and after serving two years, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1971. Mr. Tarr laid down the path of military life that all three of his sons and two grandsons would follow. Following retirement, he served the Town of Chincoteague as a police officer and, subsequently, the chief of the department.
Afterwards, he was employed with VDOT as a bridgetender serving the needs of the maritime industry on the Chincoteague Channel.
Mr. Tarr was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Bobby Tarr and Jerry Tarr; brother-in-law, Kenny Johnson; and one son, Johnny Tarr, who was killed in the line of duty during recovery efforts after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Mr. Tarr is survived by the love of his life, Alice “Faye” Tarr; his son, -Billy Joe Tarr and his wife, Tammy; his daughter, Leda Scullion and her husband, Joe; and Jerry Tarr and his wife, -Patty, all of Chincoteague; nine grandchildren, Dustin Tarr, of Berlin, Md., Chris Tarr, of West Ocean City, Md., Johnny Tarr, U.S. Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., Allen Clark Jr and Katie Farrell, both of Atlantic, Jessi -Merritt, of Portsmouth, Lindsey Fulmer, of Chincoteague, and Joey Scullion and Sandra Scullion, of Newark, Del.; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Peggy Johnson, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Ronnie Tarr and his wife, Pat, of New Church, Rudy Tarr and his wife, Sylvia, of Suffolk, Bryan Tarr, of Chincoteague; two nieces, Joann Ross, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Deana Howard, of Chincoteague.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 28, 2019, at John W. Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Temperanceville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 691, Chincoteague, VA 23336. Arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home, Inc., Chincoteague. Condolences may be made online at www.salyerfh.com