Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Jordyn R. Barker

Jordyn R. Barker, age 11, of Shelby, died Saturday morning, September 28, 2019 at Akron Children’s Hospital following complications and infections from his second battle with Leukemia.

Jordyn was born February 2, 2008 in Mansfield and was currently a 6th grader at Shelby Middle School. Jordyn was a happy and charismatic kid who was full of energy and love. He loved to make people laugh and be goofy and thoroughly enjoyed music, especially dancing and playing the drums. Jordyn was a talented artist who enjoyed painting and never missed an opportunity to take pictures or videos. He was always happy when riding his 4-wheeler and never turned down an opportunity to drink a sweet tea or eat a piece of apple pie.

Jordyn loved his family and always made sure to share that he “loved you more.” Left to cherish his memory are his grandparents who raised him, William Dewey and Della L. (Parsons) Barker, Sr.; his siblings: Jaron (Bre) Hogan of Cyclone, PA,  Jacob Hogan of Shelby, and Abigail Hogan of Chattanooga, TN; an aunt: Jennifer Barker of Shelby; an uncle: Benjamin Todd Barker of Shelby; 3 cousins: Taylor, Sebastian, and Madelyn Barker; 2 nieces and 2 nephews: Braxx, Madyxx, Max, and Marilyn; his dog: Coco; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mom, Sheila Jo Hogan, and an uncle, William Dewey “Bill” Barker, Jr.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 5-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:30 am. Rev. O. Douglas Tackett will officiate the services and burial will follow in Ganges Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby City Schools Multiple Disabilities Department and left in care of the funeral home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Tyler Hoak says:

    So sorry for your loss Dewey and Della. You are in my thoughts

  2. Cathy Gardner says:

    Loved the way Jordyn could light up the room and make everyone smile while he was at Auburn! He will always have a special place in our hearts ! May you find peace in all the great memories that Jordyn has left in all of our hearts . Prayers to all of you.

  3. Nancy (from Heritage) says:

    Della and family

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are such an awesome person, co worker, Mom and Grandma. I think about you often. I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through. I will be praying for God to comfort and give you all the strength you need.

    Love Nancy

  4. Debbi says:

    A beautiful spirit now living in complete health in Heaven. He touched more lives than anyone knew. I pray for comfort for his family during this sad time.

  5. Beverly Fields (Webb) says:

    I’m so sorry for the families loss of yet another loved one, go rest strong in your sweet mamas arms little one, many condolences to your family you left behind.

  6. Nevaeh says:

    Rip baby you willeat apple pie and drink tea love you always and forever im sorry for your lost

    Love nevaeh mathews

  7. Pam Lynch says:

    Dewey, Della, Jennifer, Todd

    You gave Jordyn a wonderful life that he simply adored. You could tell by the pictures that you all posted! He is at piece now and his fight is over. God rest his soul:)

    Prayers for the coming days and weeks:)

    Pam ❤️

  8. Desiree Griefenstine says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My children always had kind things to say about jordyn. I had the pleasure of meeting him once on my way into school and he open and held the door for me. He was very polite and sweet. I told him thank you he said welcome that’s my job.

  9. Laura Brackett says:

    Dear Della, Dewey, and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jordyn was sweet, funny and really a great dancer! Everyone will miss him. You’re in my thoughts. Laura

  10. Tara Seibert says:

    I had the privilege of teaching Jordyn for a short time! He’s an amazing kid :). We throughly enjoyed making faces together and sticking out our tongues to eachother while making an awful sound! So incredibly sad and my heart goes out to all his family and especially you two (grandpa and grandma) when I met you, I knew where Jordyn got his orneriness from. 🙂
    Take care and May you have peace.

  11. Phyllis says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless your family. Prayers for you to be strong

  12. Karen says:

    Dewey…..So sorry for loss of sweet Jordon. I fell in love at hello with him. He was a lucky boy to have your arms to love and protect him.Now God is doing the same, take comfort in that. Enjoy your memories and celebrate his life. Hugs and prayers

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