Stephen James Barter Jr., 76, of Billings, a 30-year Navy veteran, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
He was born Sept. 10, 1935, in Chelsea, Mass., to Stephen Barter Sr. and Janet Barter. On April 17, 1975, he married Joanne H. Barter at the Navy Chapel in Oakland, Calif.
After retiring from the Navy, he became a substance abuse instructor at the University of West Florida. He also worked with the Naval Alcohol Safety Action program. He was active in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Survivors include children, Stephen James III of North Carolina, Mark of South Carolina and Gary of Virginia; and 14 grandchildren.
Graveside services were pending. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.