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Jeffrey W. Umbarger

March 10, 1967 - June 20, 2022

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Jeffrey W. Umbarger, the son of Steven W. and Marcia Lynn (Wennihan) Umbarger, was born March 10, 1967 in Fairfax, Missouri. Jeff graduated in 1986 from BCL High School in Conrad, Iowa, then attended Hawkeye Technical School in Waterloo, Iowa in Diesel Mechanics.


On February 22, 2003, Jeff was united in marriage to Melinda Wood and they became the parents of one son Jayden. They later divorced.


Jeff was an extremely talented mechanic who could build or fix anything.  He was employed as a mechanic by Fairfax Implement Co., and Miller Auto, both in Fairfax. He later worked nuclear and coal fired plant outages, while also working for his dad at Tarkio LP Gas Company. Jeff was currently operating Tarkio Gas Service Company, LLC.


First and foremost, Jeff was a dad. He loved spending time with his son cruising around the countryside. Jeff was fiercely patriotic and loved his country. He was very opinionated regarding the current political climate.  He also enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, fishing and researching genealogy of the Umbarger family. Jeff was a true friend to many. He passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 in Rock Port, Missouri at the age of 55.


Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents. Survivors include, son, Jayden Umbarger, Tarkio, Missouri; parents, Steve and Marcia Umbarger, Rock Port; sister, Jennifer (Clay) Vogler, Rock Port; nieces, Chaney and Tatum Vogler and nephew, Cy Vogler; special friend, Tammy Andrew, Brownville, Nebraska and her daughters; uncle, Richard Umbarger, Fairfax; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a host of friends.



***Casual Attire is Preferred***

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M., Saturday, June 25, 2022, First Baptist Church, Tarkio.

Interment: English Grove Cemetery, Fairfax, Missouri.

Open visitation begins 9:00 A.M. Friday, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Memorials may be directed to English Grove Cemetery.

Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.