Jim Barry, 77, of Clarence, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
James Everette (Jim) was born at home on June 13, 1943 in Cairo, the son of Claudie and Mildred (Martin) Barry. He was united in marriage to Jan Ide on July 30, 1982.
Jim graduated from Cairo High School in 1961. He was a member of the Clarence Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 662, Shriners Scottish Rites and Clarence Jaycees. Jim served as the City of Clarence Superintendent, and was a board member of the Clarence Care Center. He farmed most of his life, also working in construction and as a caretaker for the Clarence Rural Housing. He enjoyed his cattle, gardening, bluegrass music, attending family events such as butchering, Old Thrashers with his grandkids, and high school reunions with classmates. His family was his greatest joy and he cherished the time he spent with them.
James is survived by his wife, Jan; four sons, J.D. Barry and wife Julia of Clarence; Jeff Barry and wife Allison of Clarence, Jason Barry and wife Chrissy of Greenbriar, AR and Travis Adams and wife Jonna of Clarence; 14 grandchildren, Jake Barry and wife Anna, Josh Barry, Jonah Barry, Jill Davidson and husband Spencer, Jade Bragg and husband Dominic, Josie Barry, Jamie Barry, Justin Adams, Jaystyn Adams, Hadley Hicks, Deja Fuller and husband Sonny, Ebony Teter, Heath Besowshek and Korynn Teter; three great-grandchildren, Brynlee, Leighton, and Lyla and one sister, Donna Seiders.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Sue Reynolds.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Clarence Christian Church, in Clarence. A visitation will precede the service starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held in the Maplewood Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Helping Hand of Clarence and Clarence Christian Church.
Due to COVID-19, the family requests for those attending the service please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing.