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Howard Gene Barker, Sr., age 80, of Hatton passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Talihina, Oklahoma.

He was born April 18, 1934, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Raymond Barker and the late Beulah Altstatt Barker. Howard was married to Nancy Werst Barker and was a truck driver in the Transportation profession. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to all who knew him He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by:

Wife: Nancy Barker of Hatfield, Arkansas

Sons: Gene Barker, Jr. and wife Danielle of Hatfield, Arkansas
Lon Barker of Minnesota

Daughters: Vivian "Peanut" of California
Elaine Bailey

Fifteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Beulah Barker, sons, Rod Barker, Shane Barker and daughter, Connie Casillas

Graveside services will be Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Whiterspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas with Brother Gary Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

General Visitation

Funeral Home
Beasley-Wood Funeral Home
611 Janssen Avenue Mena, AR 71953
Tel. (479) 394-1310

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