Funeral For Bart Starr In Alabama, Public Gathering In Green Bay

Family Sees Outpouring Of Support After Legend Bart Starr Died Sunday

Bart Starr
In this Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr waves to fans during the Packers’ NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Green Bay, Wis. Jeffrey Phelps/AP Photo

The son of legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr says the family is planning a private family funeral in Alabama to be followed in the future by a celebration of life in Green Bay.

Bart Starr Jr. told WBAY-TV that both he and his mother, Cherry Starr, are grateful for the outpouring of support in the wake of his father’s death Sunday at age 85 in Birmingham.

Bart Starr, the catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014.

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Starr said it’s humbling to think how many people his father positively impacted to elicit such support. He said Packers fans will have a chance to pay their respects in Green Bay. Starr said that’s in keeping with his dad’s affection for the fans, the Packers organization and many people he met in Wisconsin over the years.

No time and location has been set for that gathering.

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