Willis Boyd Barker

May 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 90)


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

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