UNITED STATES AIR FORCE VETERAN
Jeffrey Wayne Stargle passed away peacefully on December 10, 2020, at age 62 after a long courageous fight against many health issues. He was born on November 8, 1958, in Cincinnati, Ohio. By age 15 Jeff knew what he wanted to be after watching firefighters battle an apartment fire near his home in Norwood. In 1975, he began doing ride alongs with Engine 29 in the West End with the Cincinnati Fire Explorers Program. He then began living his dream as a firefighter in the US Air Force from 1977-1979 at Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC. On August 16, 1982, he began his almost 30 year career with the Norwood Fire Department. Firefighting meant everything to Jeff. He also loved his church, family and friends. Never will there be a kinder person. His Godliness and kindness to others set an example that we can only strive to reach. The impact he had on all of us is immeasurable and he will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.
Jeff is survived by his wife Sherry (King) and his son, Tyler. Jeff is also survived by his in-laws, Clyde and Eudell King, brother-in-law, Tim King and his mother, Betty McClain of Prescott Valley, AZ. Jeff is preceded in death by his father, Otha Herman Stargle.
Jeff’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at First Baptist Church of South Lebanon at 505 Mason Rd., South Lebanon, OH 45065. Masks and social distancing will be required. Visitation will be from 10am-12pm, followed immediately by a service and interment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mason, Ohio.