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John Paul Barclay, 20, Beavercreek, Ohio: Aug. 15, 2001 – Oct. 26, 2021

John Paul Barclay

John Paul Barclay, 20, a beloved son, brother, family member, and friend died on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

He was born in Sedalia, Mo. on August 15, 2001, to Tim and Julie Barclay. John Paul grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio where he attended St. Luke Elementary School and graduated from Carroll High School in 2020.

He was accepted to Miami University where he planned to study medicine in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon. Those who knew John Paul will miss his beautiful smile and giving heart most. He had a special way of connecting to people’s hearts and was always willing to spend time with folks and give advice if asked.

He wore his heart on his sleeve and gave it away freely. He was a spiritual young man whose faith was very important to him. He led several retreats for young people and encouraged us all to a deeper faith in our Father who loves us.

His presence in our lives will be profoundly missed. He enjoyed hanging out with his brothers and friends fishing, playing sports and video games, target shooting, and pumping iron. He took pride in his fashion sense and would often brighten up the room with colorful combinations. And, he cared about sharks, supporting Shark Angels and encouraging others to follow his lead.

When you think of John Paul, think of big smiles, big stories, and a Big God. He ran the race and finished strong; may we all be so blest. John Paul was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Schuchman, and five preborn siblings, Danton, Lawrence, Tess, Justin, and Agnes. He is survived by his parents Tim and Julie Barclay, brothers Peter (Victoria), Michael, and sister Catherine.

Grandparents Dave and Sylvane Barclay and Janet Schuchman of Wellington. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 4th, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, Beavercreek OH. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 3rd, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek, with a Divine Mercy Chaplet beginning at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Shark Angels at sharkangels.org

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