Jacob Todd Barks

November 2, 1990 ~ November 5, 2011

Jacob Todd Barks, 21, of Starks, passed away on November 5, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10a.m. at First Pentecostal Church of Starks with Rev. Greg Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the Barnes and Barks Family Cemetery in Starks. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 5-9p.m. in First Pentecostal Church in Starks and will resume on Monday at 8a.m. in the church until time of service. Jacob was a native and lifelong resident of Starks. After high school he went to work as a welders helper on pipelines. He also worked with his grandfather doing carpentry work. Jacob loved to hunt and fish and was a very kind and loyal son and friend. Jacob is survived by his parents; Todd and Laura Barks, brother; Tyler Barks and paternal grandparents; R T and Jackie Barnes all of Starks. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; Rae and Marvin Woods. A memorial fund has been set up at Capital One Bank for Jacob Todd Barks if anyone would like to make a donation.

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  1. Laura and family, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you as a mother who also lost a young son. My prayers are with you as I shed tears. It is always painful to lose someone you love and question why those who die so young, but God knows why and we have to accept His reason (not like it, but accept it). I can attest the memories never fade and actually become clearer, my love and prayers to you all. I know Jacob is getting to know his cousin Jason. Your cousin Linda

  2. From my family to yours our prayers are with you all while you deal with tragedy, recovery, and just the vast changes in your life. May god wrap his arms around your family and carry you through.

  3. So very sorry for the loss of your sweet child, My God keep his arms wraped around you for the days,monthes and years to come! Becky,stacy,Bj,Britney,Stormy, Paige Fisch

  4. I won't be here to sign the book in person, so I wanted to do so now. I'm really sorry I cant be there. I love you all and my heart breaks for you. Not only am I sad for myself, but I just hurt so much for you all. All I can do is let you know I care and that I'm keeping y'all in my prayers. Love and tight hugs to you!!

  5. We will miss Jake's smile and his wonderful personality. He was the most respectful, most well-mannered young man that we have ever known. It was a pleasure and joy to know such an awesome person. We will miss him terribly. Our heart aches so much. Prayers are with you all.

  6. Jake, just to let you know, Our names was not posted,but you know Your Uncle and Aunt loved you very much and Thank- you for spending 21 Wonderful years with us. When you see tears, it will not be because you was taken to a better place,its because we will miss spending all our Holidays with you, teasing you, and seeng you. You was a great nephew and Thank-you. Love you, names not mention, although no question will be asked who we are!

  7. Our prayers are with you now, in the time of loss and mourning and for the future, as well. God takes his Angels home in his time, Not ours. We did not know this young man but we do know some of his family. I know by them that this was a fine young man. God Grant you Peace.

  8. Dear Todd, Laura, and Tyler, I am so sorry for your loss…I feel your pain. Even though it will not go away, and you will never forget Jacob, it will get easier with time. I loved Jacob. He was such a sweet, kind young man. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jacob will be missed by all!!! Love, Aunt Tessie Tyler, Love you and praying you will get better soon!

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew jacob through my brother luke. He was an awesome guy and will be missed greatly. He touched my heart in more ways than anyone will ever know. I know he is now in a better place and watching down on all of us.I think about him daily and hope god brings peace to your family.

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. Jacob was a wonderful young man who we enjoyed each and every time we saw him. We are Luke's dad and step-mom. We will be praying for you and your family. May your wonderful memories of Jacob be God's comfort for you.

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