A Celebration of Life will be held for Jacob "Jake" Thomas Barnhardt, age 34, of Clarksville, TN, on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until the time of service.
Jake was born on July 31, 1988, in Ft. Hood, TX, to LaVerne and Cindy Barnhardt. He passed away tragically on March 6, 2023. Jake was a son, a brother, a father, a comrade, and an amazing life partner. He was a defender of freedom and a protector of all. Jake devoted 15 years of his life to the United States Army, where he served as a Special Forces Combat Medic in 5th Special Forces Group. Out of all the accomplishments in Jake’s life, the family he created was his greatest. He was looking forward to being able to spend more time with his family after getting out of the Army. He grew up a class clown, and that desire to make people laugh never faded. A truly unique soul, Jake was as authentic as they come. To put into words the true essence of who Jake was is simply not possible. He served his country fearlessly, loved his family endlessly, and will be forever missed.
Jake is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald and Dolores Hoff; and paternal grandfather, Richard L. Barnhardt. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his significant other, Kate Kastle; children: Liam Barnhardt, Blakely Barnhardt, Jarek Kastle, and Jax Kastle; sister, Jacalyn Barnhardt (Chris Flores Jr.); nephew, Mercer Flores; and grandmother, Shirley Barnhardt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Green Beret Foundation.
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