Jack L. Barges
August 8, 1947 – February 12, 2021
Jack L. Barges, age 73 of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2021. Jack was born in Grand Rapids on August 8, 1947 the only child of Jack J. and Grace (Yacup) Barges. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
Jackie, as he was known, had a creative mind. He loved to write stories and enjoyed getting lost in a good book. His creative streak allowed him to learn the guitar and put his thoughts to music. He also loved magic, whether it was perfecting his own sleight of hand tricks or watching the pros make a car disappear, Jackie was mesmerized by the mystery of it all.
A private man, Jackie held a quiet faith that followed him throughout life after growing up in the Lutheran church. The life Jackie led was full of bumpy paths, but he made the journey bravely always comforted by his faith, his stories written and read, and a family that was devoted to him.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jackie is survived by many cousins and friends.
Private services will be held and he will laid to rest at Blythefield Memory Gardens next to his parents.