Barry D. Tuttle

February 28, 1961 - May 31, 2021

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Barry D. Tuttle, age 60, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away at Parkview Care Center in Fremont, Ohio on Monday, May 31, 2021.  He was born on February 28, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Wayne and Clara (Jones) Tuttle.  Barry was a 1979 graduate of Plymouth High School, was a member of the Plymouth American Legion and had retired from the Post Office in Mansfield, Ohio.  He was a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and was awarded 2 Navy Achievement Medals, 2 Bronze Stars, a Humanitarian Service Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Service Medal and he was the undefeated heavy weight boxing champion representing the USS Ranger.  In High School, he lettered in all sports and loved competing.  His passion was football and said his best experiences were playing under coach Mike McFarren, but mostly it was his guidance as a positive role model.

Barry’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and nurse Rachel for the care that they provided.

He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years, Kathy (West) Tuttle, whom he married on June 16, 1984; son, Thomas McFarren Tuttle of New Haven, OH; brothers, Chuck (Val) Tuttle of Columbus, OH and Joe Tuttle of Willard, OH; sister, Tasha (Steve) Sexton of Lawrenceburg, TN; sister-in-law, Pam (Gene) Rumer of Perrysburg, OH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Cleadis Riley and parents-in-law, Tim and Kathleen West.

There will be a private burial at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting


Kathy Cornelius - Jun 18, 2021
Kathy & family Thinking of you all at this time & have fun memories of Barry on a particular cruise. Barry could make one laugh & a great story teller. Peace to him after all these years of pain. With deepest regrets & friendship.
Carol J. Hostetler - Jun 12, 2021
Blessings to you and yours...Keeping you in my prayers!!!
Gayle and Linda Gahr - Jun 7, 2021
Kathy, Our most sincere condolences for loss.
Paul McClintock - Jun 6, 2021
Our sincere condolences to all the Tuttle family. I never heard a person say a negative thing about Barry. He was a pleasure to know, and always stopped to talk when he would see me. Lots of good memories.
Jim Wallace - Jun 4, 2021
Barry was one of my best friends growing up! During those high school years I spent a lot of time with Barry and cannot begin to tell you all of the stories I have on him... Not too long ago he called me to tell me about his sickness and we spent some time discussing how to go forward. We discussed how Coach McFarren would advise him, So I have no doubt Barry faced this difficult opponent head on till the very end!! I will miss my close friend and will never forget him. GO BIG RED!!
Mary Beth McDonald (Buttercup) - Jun 4, 2021
Kathy, you are in my thoughts 💕
Cher - Jun 4, 2021
Dear, dear Kathy, I was so, so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I truly am at a loss for words. You are in my thoughts and prayers - and always in my heart. I hope that we are able to get together at some point to hug and talk - and most importantly to honor Barry. Until that time comes, know that your 'sisters' are thinking of you and sending their love. Much love, Sunny
Lorna Tuttle Lacey - Jun 4, 2021
So sorry to hear of Barrys passing, lost touch a couple years after school but he was always so funny, biggest tale I remember him telling of how he had a nightmare where he had a giant ice cream sundae and only a tiny baby spoon to eat it with. Prayers for comfort and strength to the family. Barry was like a 4th or 5th cousin to me.
Lisa Robinson Kowitt - Jun 3, 2021
So sad to hear of Barry’s passing. So young. I remember all the funny times he had with our family. Mike McFarren also played a big role in my life.
Ray Gullett - Jun 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I was a year ahead of Barry in school and played football with him. So many good memories and stories, especially his pre-game rituals. The few times I ran into him after school, it was a pleasure talking to him. He never changed, Prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Wayne & Ginny Robinson - Jun 3, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. We've known Barry for a long time and have great thoughts of him, playing football, leaving for the service and returning to Plymouth. Barry was always a lot of fun to be around. We have never forgotten Barry with that interception in football - we were so thrilled for him. Our prayers are with Kathy and and son Thomas. Rest in peace Barry.
Elaine Batt - Jun 3, 2021
My deepest condolences to Barry’s family. He holds a special place in my high school memories, always friendly, outgoing & fun. I know he will be greatly missed. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Cheryl Van Wagner Hamons - Jun 3, 2021
I am so sorry. Allow the Lord to give the peace and comfort you and your family need. If you ever need anything, I am just down the road from you.
Karen Jordan Maskey - Jun 3, 2021
Sorry to hear about the passing of Barry . He was a schoolmate and a friend. He was a Friend to all , and loved his sports. Prayers to the Family 🙏
Kathleen McNeal - Jun 3, 2021
So sorry. Praying for you
Lisa Phillips - Jun 2, 2021
Kathy, Tommy, so sorry for your loss. Peace to you all.
JH & Maggie Barnett - Jun 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Memories will carry you through the days ahead!
Jeff and Teresa Stoller - Jun 2, 2021
Praying for all of you ,Kathy ! He was such a great and fun guy ! He will be missed .
Wendy Daniel - Jun 2, 2021
Kathy - thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace in the days to come. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you and yours.
Bob and Sandy Tuttle Kennard - Jun 2, 2021
So sorry about your loss. I have alot of good memories with Barry
Dana Tuttle - Jun 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I went to Plymouth with Barry he was always a great person to everyone.
Randy and Bev Tuttle - Jun 2, 2021
Kathy, just heard we are so sorry for your loss!! Sending hugs and prayers your way.
K. J. Montgomery - Jun 2, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. May Barry be in peace and may you and your son share years of memories to keep him in your lives every day.
Chuck and Jody West - Jun 2, 2021
Kathy, we are very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Janet Heisler Hines - Jun 2, 2021
Kathy you and your family are in my prayers. So very sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Cherish your memories.
Patty - Jun 1, 2021
Dear Kathy, God gets another good guy. You and Tommy are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you soon for hugs. Much love, Pats
Linda Heisler Veletean - Jun 1, 2021
Kathy I am so sorry to hear about your husbands passing. Please know your family is in my prayers and you have my deepest sympathy.
Terri Bays Schmidt - Jun 1, 2021
So sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Prayers for his family
Linda hamilton - Jun 1, 2021
Barry hope you resting on heaven sweet shores
Jari McKinney Amburgey - Jun 1, 2021
to the family...I've know you all for many years...I am sorry to hear of Barry's passing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.