Teddy Loren Barker
Teddy Loren Barker
  • July 19, 1932 - September 21, 2017
  • Sanford, Florida

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Teddy Barker, 85, beloved husband, father, GDaddy, Great GDaddy, brother and uncle went to

his forever home with Jesus on September 21,2017. Teddy was born on July 19, 1932 in

Humboldt, Tennessee; the son of Dewitt and Virginia Barker. Teddy received his Bachelor of

Science and Masters Degree from Murray State University in Kentucky. While serving in the

army, Teddy married Anita Moore on November 22, 1956. They celebrated 60 years of

marriage. They moved their family to the Sanford area in 1958, where Teddy took a position

as a science teacher at Sanford Junior High. He later become the assistant principal and was

very involved in the various activities of the school. He opened up Lakeview Middle School in

1968 and later Greenwood Lakes where his school received the Excellence in Education

Award. He travelled to Washington DC and personally accepted on the school’s behalf from

President George H.W. Bush. He received many awards during his tenure. He retired after 36

years in education leaving behind a legacy of learning and teaching by example to tens of

thousands of students in the Seminole County area. He was a man of honor and very well

respected in the community. After retiring, he enjoyed golfing, traveling, reading, going to

movies, and watching his grandchildren in their various activities. He was an active member

and deacon at Central Baptist Church. He had unwavering faith. His earthly journey was a

loving testament of our Lord's active grace which he extended to others.

He was dearly loved by his devoted wife Anita, Son Jay (Michelle), daughters Lisa (Robbie)

Robertson, Mitzi Renee(Thad) Rush his grandchildren Matthew(Ashley) Robertson,

Bryan(Christen) Robertson, Chandler(Marissa) Robertson, Erin Rush, Riley and Tyler Barker,

great grandchildren Barnabas, and Clyde Robertson. Also surviving are his brother Harold W.

Barker and many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held at Central Baptist Church on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 12:00 to

2:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm at the church with Rev. Freddy Smith

officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Park Cemetery. Teddy’s family suggest that in

lieu of flowers donations in his honor be made to Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte