Barry, James W. 65, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Bad Axe, passed away unexpectedly March 8, 2019 at home of natural causes. Jim was born February 18, 1954 to Eugene "John" and Bernice (McGeachy) Barry. He graduated from Laker High School in 1972 and Michigan State University. He worked for Farm Home Administration in several offices across northern Michigan. After retirement, he enjoyed selling pasties at farmer's markets in the Kalamazoo area. Jim was an avid reader; a book or newspaper was always at hand. He enjoyed History, world travel, including volunteering with the Peace Corps in Belize, going to Music Festivals, Folk Dancing, and volunteering at the Wheatland Music Festival Jim is survived by his parents Eugene "John" and Bernice Barry; his special friends, his dogs Willie and Dottie; his former wife Kayla Barry; siblings Jon Peyerk, Jo Wolschlager, Jean Barry, Jeryl Barry, Jana (Al) Barry and Jeffery Barry; nieces and nephews Mikkee (Keith) West, Ben (Tina) Peyerk, Jessica (Greg) Slusser, Jennifer (John) Root, Jerome Dean, Doris (Kiju) Victoria, Shannon Barry and Todd Wolschlager; great nieces and nephews Amber and Lydia Slusser, Avery West, Cooper Peyerk and Colin and Baby Root. He was preceded in death by his brothers PFC Jeremy E. Barry, and infant brothers Jayme and John Barry and brothers-in-law Steven Wolschlager and Frank Purtell. There will be a memorial service 2:00pm Sunday, March 24th at the Bad Axe Knights of Columbus Hall, 1038 S Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413. Burial will be in St. Felix Cemetery in Pinnebog in the spring. Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary fund or The American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com.