James Raymond Barr, 73, of Billings passed away on March 23, 2018 at his home.

James was born March 9, 1945 in Circleville, Ohio to Raymond Arnold and Burla Louise (Stant) Barr. He had one sister, Gloria. Jim attended schools in Circleville and graduated from Circleville High School.

James joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, where he spent several tours. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star award and 2 Purple Hearts.

Jim married Janet L. Nasby on May 2, 1967 in Reno, Nevada, and to this union, two children were born: Cathleen and James II.

Jim enjoyed many things, including golfing, Past Potentate (1997), traveling, and being a Shrine Clown. He especially loved his grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his father Raymond and his wife Janet. He is survived by his mother Burla; sister Gloria Briceland; daughter Cathleen L. (Erick) Arthun of Billings; son James R. (Jamie) Barr, II of Shepherd; and grandchildren Teagan Arthun, Skyler Barr, and Daryn Barr.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Thursday March 29 at the Shrine Auditorium.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Shrine Hospital or to a charity of your choosing.