In Memory

Robert James Barker

Robert James Barker

November 19, 2005

ROBERT JAMES BARKER
GASTONIA — Robert “Bob” James Barker, 64, of Gastonia, died Nov. 19, 2005, at Abernathy Laurels in Newton.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of Zula Nivens Barker of Gastonia and the late Lawrence “Dude” Carl Barker.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church
INTERMENT: Gaston Memorial Park with full Masonic Rites
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia
Mr. Barker was a member of Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He was a member of Gastonia King Solomon Lodge #704, the Scot-tish Rite and Oasis Shrine in Charlotte. He graduated from Frank L. Ashley High Schol in Gastonia and attended Western Carolina University. He was formerly em-ployed by Akers Motor Lines and retired from Yellow Freight.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his mother, wife of 43 years, Brenda Burroughs Barker; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Amy Barker of Hixson, Tenn., Greg and Nikki Barker of Gastonia, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Barker Sutton and Chris Sutton of Gastonia, N.C.; grandsons, Craig and A.J. Barker, Garrett Sutton; grand-daughters, Justin, Blair and Landen Barker, dearest friends, Harry N. “Buck” and Pat Glenn.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: In addition to his father, Twin brother, William David Barker and brother, Larry “Squeaky” Carl Barker
PALLBEARERS: Clyde Queen, Mike Sigmon, Russ Clark, Joe Boyles, Jim White, Johnny Holland and Craig Barker
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Doug Sigmon, Jerry Nivens, Randy Burroughs, Tommy Burroughs and David Huffman
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Revs. Linda Kelly and Harold Schwantes
MEMORIALS: Bradley United Methodist Church, 1425 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052 or Wake Forest University Leukemia Fund c/o Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Unit, Medical Center Blvd., Winston Salem, NC 27157



 
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10/04/09 12:13 AM #1    

Amelia "Micki" Barker (Carpenter)

I am so sorry to hear that Bob and Squeaky are no longer with us. They were my distant cousins (2nd or 3rd) and I was wondering if Bob would be at our 50th Reunion as he graduated when I did, so many of our friends have gone on. My condolences to the family. My dad is Johnnie Barker the preacher over in Mount Holly, NC and was the son of Herb & Blanche Barker of the Arlington area.
Micki

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