Captain Thomas M. Barber

     Jacksonville Local 122

Brothers and Sisters,

It is with deepest regret and sorrow that Jacksonville Local 122 announces the line-of-duty death of Captain Thomas M. Barber, PMD with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. He was born on April 3, 1970, in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in Baker County. Captain Barber joined the United States Navy in 1988, right out of high school. He proudly served in the Gulf War and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1992. His career path started with the Florida Department of Corrections, then to volunteer firefighter with the Baker County Fire and Rescue, and ultimately to his certifications for Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, and EMT. His first job was with the Cecil Field Navy Base Fire Station, then to NAS Jax Fire Station before joining the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, which he served faithfully for the last 21 years. Tommy was a member of IAFF Local Union 122. He was a Christian man who dedicated his life to serving others. Tommy was a wonderful provider and protector for his family. He was a hero to many and a friend to all. He was known for his generosity, selflessness, giving heart, compassion, loyalty, courage, and most of all, his unforgettable smile. Tommy loved to hunt, fish, cook, brew his own beer, and was a huge gun enthusiast. He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Malissa G. Elixson-Barber; beloved children, Garrett Tyler Elixson, Caroline Grace Barber, and Olivia Katherine Barber, all of MacClenny.

Visitation Monday 6/21

Firefighters Union Hall 

618 Stockton St

Jacksonville, FL 32204


Funeral Service Tuesday 6/22

Christian Fellowship Temple

251 W Ohio Ave

Macclenny, FL 32063


Graveside at the National Cemetery