Thursday, June 14, 2012

Robert Carl Barker (June 11, 2012)

Robert Carl Barker, 65, of New Madison, passed away early Monday morning, June 11, 2012 at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.

He was born August 18, 1946 in Alliance, OH, son of the late Milford Vernie and Ina Mae (Hamm) Barker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Larry Allen Barker, Susan Elizabeth Barker, Kenneth Arlin Barker, Mary Louise Pelamati, and Clarence Ray Barker.

Robert had worked at Alliance Structural from August of 1964 till June of 1965 at which time he had joined the US Navy and serving from July 7, 1965 till he was honorably discharged on July 7, 1969. He then went to work for Delco Moraine (Delphi) from August 1969 till his retirement in May of 1999.

He was a member of the Friendship Community Church, New Paris, OH, the VFW in Brookville, Ohio, and the American Legion in Hollansburg, OH.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty M. (Hartzell) Barker, whom he married February 15, 1969; children, Heather (Tony) Chittum, Allen P. Barker, Sheryl (Joe) Gose, and Angela (fiancee, Jerry Mills) Barker; grandchildren, Connor Chittum, Isabella Chittum, Elijah Gose, and Rachel Gose; brothers and sisters, Goldie Ball, Dottie Elkins, Gary Barker, Donna Barker, Debbie Sammons, and Ricky (Tawny) Barker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH with Pastor Dennis Riffell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Gideon International.

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