James M. “Jim” Barry

April 18, 1938 ‒ October 05, 2017

Dublin, Ohio
Formerly of Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: James M. Barry went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, October 5, 2017 in Sunrise Senior Living in Dublin. He was 79.

Jim was born April 18, 1938 in Winona, Mississippi to parents James Sr. & Francis (Chapman) Barry. After he was graduated from high school in 1956, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern Mississippi.

He married Georgia Nell “Joy” Davis on June 18, 1960 and they shared 56 wonderful years of marriage together. He worked over 40 years for Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Jim was a member of Three Crosses – A United Methodist Fellowship in Butler and enjoyed gardening, reading and working outdoors.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jay and Bonnie Barry of Dublin; grandchildren Michelle and Johnathan Barry; sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Jim Heath of Birmingham, Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife Joy.

The Barry family will receive friends Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Three Crosses – A United Methodist Fellowship (12 Cleveland St, Butler, Ohio) with his funeral service at 12 noon. Pastor Brandon Keck will officiate and burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Contributions in Jim’s memory to Three Crosses – A United Methodist Fellowship may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was my mom’s meal partner and neighbor at Sunrise these past 8 months. Such a lovely gentleman. We shared a love of coffee, and frequently enjoyed a cup together in the afternoons. I always looked forward to saying”hey” to him each day…he would smile and lift his coffee cup in our usual greeting. I am very thankful for his caring gentle ways and how kind he was to my mom, Betty. He will be missed!
    Kelly Hanson

    • Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed your mother when she was at the table with dad. It used to crack me up listening to them make fun of the other people there.

  • Condolences to the family. Your parents are once again together and I’m sure they are rejoicing! They were both wonderful people and we were blessed to have known them. Love and prayers.

  • Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  • Our condolences to Jay, Bonnie, Michelle and Jonathan.
    We got to know Jim and Joy in Wed morning Bible Study
    at Three Crosses. Sharing our relationship with our Lord.
    Praises and concerns. It was good.

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolence to the Barry’s family. The death of a loved one is hard to bear. Please take comfort in knowing that your heavenly father Jehovah God understands your pain. May God grant you guidance, strength at this difficult time.