Jeffery “Jeff” Barber

Born: 11/19/1958 Passed:

Jeffery “Jeff” Barber age 62 of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away on September 25, 2021, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with lymphoma. The cancer may have beat him, but he lives on with all that knew and loved him.

Jeff grew up in Kent and attended Kent Roosevelt High School. He moved to Cuyahoga Falls where he raised his family and lived until his death. Jeff worked in hotel renovation and construction, traveling all over the United States for work. He enjoyed going to new places and meeting new people, and anyone who knew Jeff knows how much he loved to talk to anyone and everyone. He loved music, going to concerts and watching NASCAR. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his grandsons, Brady and Blake.  Jeff loved going to watch them play baseball, soccer and football. He was their number one and loudest fan!

Jeff was lovingly known as Grandpa Jeff not only to Brady and Blake, but to all the other children in his life that knew him. Jeff loved his family and friends more than anything. He loved to tell stories about when he was growing up and all the things one should not do. “Do as I say not as I did”, he would tell Brady and Blake. Jeff lived life to the fullest. He didn’t need much to be happy and would give his last dollar to someone else who needed more then he did. He was a good man with a big heart. He was the best father, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend that anyone could ask for. Jeff will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Jeff is preceded in death by his daughter, Kristi; father, Frank; and brothers, Jimmy and Mark.

He is survived by his mother, Betty; son, David (Sarah); grandsons, Brady and Blake; sisters, Robin Stiles and Penny (Chris) Warren; brothers, Chuck (Tonny) and Jon (Janet); numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and many dear friends.

Family and friends may gather for a Celebration of Jeff’s Life on Saturday, October 2 at 4 p.m. at 7256 Hudson Rd, Kent, Oh 44240.

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9 Tributes to Jeffery “Jeff” Barber

  1. Carol Moffatt Payton says:

    Sending healing prayers and hugs! He was a good friend. So sorry for your loss 🙏💗

    • Gina & Dom says:

      Jeff will forever be missed. His smile, laughter and stories were always cherished and will forever be missed. Our most cherished times at his home playing yahtzee, out in the garage listening to P9, or out at the campground. Our love to you all for we know he was loved by so many!

  2. Sam says:

    Jeff was always smiling when I would see him and always had a story to tell about something he had done. He was kind hearted and would do anything to help someone in need. R.I.P. ❤️

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jeff was an awesome person. Had some good times with Jeff many moons ago oh. I read this story of his life and that was how I remember when we used to run. God bless his family and everyone who loved him and I would be one of them. Rest in peace my brother

  4. Domenic says:

    The best person anyone could ever meet. The P9 family will never forget you Jeff. We will miss you greatly my friend.

  5. Tina says:

    I will miss your phone calls and hearing” hey buddy, how are you doing” You are were an amazing human, love you buddy💔😘

  6. Tina says:

    I will miss your phone calls and hearing” hey buddy, how are you doing” You are were an amazing person, love ya buddy💔😢

  7. Rebecca Bailey Poinar says:

    I am so sorry Jeff passed away’ He was a great man full of stories and love. I never got enough of Jeff and always looked forward to seeing him and hearing what he had to say. He symbolized peace to me. It was so obvious how much he loved his family and how much they adored him. I know he will be greatly missed.

    • Sarah says:

      Jeff was the most amazing dad and grandfather around. I am honored to be his daughter in law. He raised David to be an extraordinary husband to me and father to Brady and Blake. Jeff always joked with David and I that we had 3 kids because he was the biggest kid at heart. He did everything for Brady and Blake, they were his world. I know that he, along with Aunt TT, are watching over them, cheering them on in all that they do. Having to tell the boys was the hardest thing we have ever done and after the many tears they started to talk about Jeff being with Kristi. They said “Do you think Aunt TT is bossing Grandpa Jeff around in heaven? Sending him to get her candy?” They both started to laugh and agreed that absolutely TT was telling him to get her some candy. Even in this dark time the boys still found time to laugh, and they learned to laugh from Jeff. I can only hope when David and I are grandparents that we can measure up to how wonderful and hands on Grandpa Jeff was to our boys and to all the other kids that knew him as Grandpa Jeff. He touched so many people. He will be missed. Thank you Jeff for being you and for loving your family like you do. You are one of a kind and I’m grateful for the time we had together. Tell Kristi we love and miss her too. 💙

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