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William L. "Bill" Barker

William L. “Bill” Barker, 79, of Fountain City, passed away Wednesday, May 30, at Reid Hospital.
    He was born July 11, 1932 in Wayne County, Indiana to James R. & Marie Watts Barker. He worked for International Harvester before entering the US Army in 1952. He served in the Korean War with the 35th Infantry Regiment. He married the former Patsy Ann Hunt on April 1, 1953. They shared 59 years of marriage and raised 3 children.
   Mr. Barker was retired from Richmond Gear and had worked for Acme Pattern and Sears in Richmond. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
   Mr. Barker will be missed by his daughter & son-in-law, Nonalee & Dave Schneider, of Richmond; sons, Dan Barker and Bill Barker & his wife, Patty, all of Fountain City; 6 grandchildren, Nathan (Kim) Schneider, Fountain City; Michelle (Brandon) Neagle, Fountain City; Brandi (Charles) Ohlson, Colorado; Erica (Nathan) Novark, California; Jackie (Ryan) Davis, Illinois; Jason (Christy) Barker, Wyoming; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Dorothy McMillan, of Richmond; 1 brother, Robert Barker, of Eaton; OH and several nieces & nephews.
   Mr. Barker was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Wilbur Barker and David Barker.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Fuzzy Lake at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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So sorry to hear of Bills death. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Nellie Cheek Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Patsy & Family:
So very sorry for your loss.
Can remember when Bill  played basketball for the Ft. City Little Giants and would came to my parents home for the yearly chicken dinner.
I was a year younger than Bob & two years younger than David. My brother Duane played ball with Bill.
Patsy my Dad, Alva Foreman was a friend of Ray Hunt.
Again sorry.
Pray our God will strengthen and give you peace in the days ahead.

Jeannine (Foreman) Van Ausdal Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are withe all of Bill''s family.  Dick and Dee Hawkins

Dick and Dee Hawkins Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

On behalf of my father, Cloyce Quakenbush, we wish to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with your family.  Quack and Bill are probably already sharing some old stories.  Charlie

Charles Quakenbush Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Patsy and Bob and the rest of the family,
I''''m so very sorry to hear of Bill''''s passing.  May
God bless all of you

Jackie (Reynolds) Harrison Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear the sad news.  

Carol Johnson
Dayton Water Systems

Carol Johnson May 31 2012 12:00 AM