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.