James “Bubba” Patrick Barr

James “Bubba” Patrick Barr

James “Bubba” Patrick Barr

Cedar Rapids

James “Bubba” Patrick Barr, 67, of Cedar Rapids died on February 28, 2024, peacefully at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Double Z’s, 629 Ellis Blvd. NW. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation are serving the family

James is survived by his mother, Shirley of Naperville, IL; son, Jason (Sivi Power) Stepanek of Cedar Rapids; grandson, Myson Rodgers of Cedar Rapids; girlfriend, Julie of Cedar Rapids; sister, Kim Olea of Romeoville, IL; nieces and nephews, Jen Barr, Matt Fortman, Ehrin Vanegas, Leslie Barr and Tony Olea; and great nieces and nephews, Noah, Maya, Mateo, Tobias, Celeste, Giselle and Emilio.

He was preceded in death by his dad, James Barr; and brother, Michael Barr.

James was born on August 11, 1956, in Chicago, the son of James and Shirley O’Connell Barr. He graduated from Holy Cross High School, Chicago, and Coe College. James married Neila Monroe, but later divorced, still remaining friends. He worked as a carpenter for many years and dedicated his time to coaching at the CR Boxing Club.

James had a passion for boxing and had pursued it professionally. He enjoyed fishing, playing bar bingo, telling jokes, and was very handy with woodworking. Known for his outgoing nature, James was a social butterfly with a million friends. He was the kind of person who would go out of his way to help others, even if it meant giving them the shirt off his back.

Instead of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.

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