Brian Matthew Garber

September 14, 1985 ‒ March 16, 2014

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Brian Matthew Garber, age 28, of Lexington, devoted and loving father of Hollie and Nicholas, husband to Sara Knowlton-Garber, died March 16, 2014.

Brian’s children gave him great joy and they responded in-kind, with love and adoration. Daddy always knew how to make Hollie smile and laugh.

The son of Matthew and Connie (Goble) Garber, Brian was born September 14, 1985 in Mansfield.

While in elementary school, Brian wrote that the person he admired most was his mother, that she was his hero. Brian also cherished many childhood memories with his father, who was an avid reader. Matt would pick out some of his favorite childhood books for Brian. The two would sit side by side reading their books together. Matt and Brian shared special moments watching the sunset together, listening to the Cleveland Indians on the radio.

Brian ran track for Lexington High School where he graduated in 2004.

He graduated with honors from DeVry University with and Associates Degree in Applied Science. Brian worked for Oops Repair, located in the Richland Mall. From phones to computers, he could fix just about anything built with a computer chip.

He is survived by his wife, soul mate, and best friend, Sara Knowlton-Garber and their children Hollie and Nicholas Garber all of Lexington; parents Matthew and Connie Garber of Lexington; grandfather John (Lydia) Garber of Lexington; grandmother Arcolas Goble of Willard; special cousin Rashell Yochem and her son Cameron Yochem (having a special bond with Rashell and Cameron, Brian viewed Rashell as a sister and loved watching Cameron grow from a toddler to a first grader); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a close childhood friend Jamison (Taylor) Rhoad.

Brian was preceded in death by his daughter Charlotte Kathryn Garber, grandmother Phyllis Garber, grandfather John Goble, uncle Keith Goble, and mother-in-law Hollie Haines Knowlton.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2-5pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services celebrating the life of Brian Matthew Garber will begin at 5pm. Pastor Ron Biddle will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the American SIDS Institute may be made through the funeral home.

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