Willis Boyd Barker, 90, of Minford, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 21, 2021 at Edgewood Manor in Lucasville. Born May 1, 1931 in Halcom, KY, a son of the late Walter Scott Barker and Carrie Elizabeth Lyons Barker. He was a pipefitter and a member of Harrison Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of Pipefitters's Local #392 of Cincinnati, Hepburn Masonic Lodge #576 and Lucasville Eastern Star #495. Willis enjoyed working in the garden, making sorghum, welding and telling stories to whom ever would listen.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Darlene Skaggs Barker; one son, Roger (Gwyn) Barker; two grandsons, Col. Ed Barker and his fiance' Amy, Tom (Bethany) Barker; one granddaughter, Dawn (Matt) Barker-Potts; three step grandchildren, Robert, Angie, Kevin Madden; Three great grandsons, Farran Barker, Jaden Barker, Asher Barker; one step great granddaughter, Genevieve Siegel; a sister, Marie Clark and several nieces and nephews.
In additions to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Wayne Barker and two brothers, William Floyd Barker and a birth James Harvey Barker.
Funeral services will be conducted Noon, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Mike Mounts officiating. Friends may call 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Additional services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home at Sandy Hook, KY where friends may call from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Burial will be at the Elliott County Memory Gardens at Sandy Hook, KY