James T. Barr

July 21, 1928 - September 21, 2015
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James T. Barr, 87, of Belvidere died peacefully, September 21, 2015. He was born July 21, 1928 in Gibson City, IL, son of Dwight L. Francis Barr. Jim graduated from Downers Grove High School in 1946 and Northern Illinois University in 1951. He is a Korean War veteran serving in the United States Army Air Core from 1951 to 1953. He married Janet Larson, April 7th 1956. He taught and coached at Belvidere High School from 1961 to 1991. Jim was a caring and solid community member and will be greatly missed by his friends, neighbors, students, players, and family.

He is survived by his children, Victor (Elizabeth) Barr of Rockford, IL, Greg (Laurie) Barr of Lachute, Canada, Mark Barr of Rockford, IL; sister Mary Babel of Grand Island, NE; brothers, Bill (Edna) DeVore of West Chicago, IL, David (Mary) Barr of Carrollton, GA; 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother, Dwight Barr, Jr.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008, with Pastor Greg Barr officiating. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Date: Friday, September 25, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008, with Pastor Greg Barr officiating


 

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Born: July 21, 1928
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Wes Hulstedt posted on 9/23/15

Mr. Barr was my civics teacher, but a more meaningful memory about him is that he was my track coach for four years. I have the highest respect for him.

 

John Harvey posted on 9/23/15

great coach & teacher.

 

Pam Babler posted on 9/24/15

You will greatly be missed. I will remember you always with a smile on your face, and a funny story to share.

 

Lettie Thurman posted on 9/25/15

Mr. Barr was a fun teacher to have, I had him as my driving instructor. I have also waited on him for many years at the credit union. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for all of the family.

 

brenda posted on 9/25/15

He was a great teacher, and a wonderful person, he will be truly missed.

 

Dave Carlson posted on 9/26/15

My sympathies to the whole Barr family. I have many fond memories from when our family lived across the street from Jim and his family when I was in grade school...

 

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