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Robert Barker

Robert Barker

Robert Patrick Barker Obituary

Barker, Robert Patrick 'Bob'

5/11/46 - 12/1/2015

Robert Patrick "Bob" Barker, a resident of Savannah TX, surrounded by family passed away peacefully on December 1, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Betty; daughter Kari Wong and husband Kal of Little Elm, TX; three grandsons Ashten, Canyen and Easten; sisters Carolyn Madsen and husband Larry of Gardnerville, NV and Maggie Barker of Mesa, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie and Pat Barker, his son Jeffrey Barker, and brothers Johnnie E. Barker Jr. and Martin F. Barker.

He was born in Gallup, New Mexico on May 11th 1946. He lived most of his life in Albuquerque. He attended St. Theresa Elementary School, Garfield Junior High School and graduated from Valley High School in 1964. He joined the United States Army and served his country in Vietnam. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business. In Albuquerque he worked for GTE and Digital Equipment Corporation. He was very active in the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). At Texas University in Arlington, he was a consultant and trainer for small businesses. Bob will be remembered as a great coworker and mentor, a loving brother, a devoted husband, and father and a wonderful "Papa" to his grandsons. He will also be remembered for his integrity, his sense of humor and the joy and laughter he shared with so many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on December 8, 2015, 12 noon, at Elevate Church, 8500 Teal Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 6, 2015

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12-3-15  Classmates note:

Bob has passed away this week after an extended illness.  Our condolences to his wife, our classmate Betty (Hughes) and his family.  

Bob and Betty made a very difficult journey (because of Bob's illness) to our 50th class reunion.  We were grateful to be able to see him again; especially because, for many of us it was the last time.  We'll miss your smile and laughter, Bob; you will not be forgotten.




Photo below provided by Key Club Buddy - Mike Sheyka


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12/04/15 06:23 PM #1    

Verby Van Houten

Betty, we are thinking of you and remembering the tough days endured with Bob's illness.  Our thoughts are certainly going to be with you for a long time as the days come and go.  Sorry for your loss, but be certain our Heavenly Father knows your heart and the sorrow you feel & can intercede for you.  Our love and care, 

Verby & Jody Van Houten, Groves, TX

12/05/15 08:50 AM #2    

Sally Mattingly (Abril)

So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My prayers go out for you Betty, for the rest of your family  and for Bob. I remember both of you with such fondness,  

12/06/15 09:55 AM #3    

Ed Vaillancourt

We found these pictures of Bob and Irwin Moore at the 30th reunion, and with wives Betty and Lyn at the 40th reunion.  Good friends, great guys, and we miss them both.  So glad we got to see them at the 50th, both were ill at the time and made a special effort to be there, but that's the kind of guys they were.  May God bless you both.

12/07/15 12:30 PM #4    

Dottie Bernadette (Kiernan)

I am so sorry to hear that Bob has passed away.  We were classmates going all the way back to St. Therese. ( I called him Robert most of the way through school because the nuns would not allow the use of nicknames).  He was a fun person to be around and I'm sure he will be deeply missed.  My condolences go to his family.

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