If the news is true that Barr has died then we are now firmly in the future proofed 'overlapping generation'
I said back in April:
What a remarkable coincidence that the 97 year old John Barr was wheeled out to make these comments. Anyone would think it was important that he specifically could be quoted on the record as being the one who introduced this change. Could it be that he is the only current GB member born before 1914? Is he the last gasp at 'overlapping' for the 55 year old Geoff Jackson? Is John Barr the last living link to 1914 they cling to? I mean was he really born in 1913? No - I'm being too cynical now...... http://www.freeminds.org/organization/governing-body/current-list-of-watch-tower-society-s-governing-body.html
Not one of the current GB was born before 1914 - that was the importance of Jack Barr - he was their 'living link' to 1914