Gary Lee Barker, Sr., 62, of Rudolph, died at 2:55 p.m, Friday, January 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born on November 11, 1954, in Bowling Green to Cecil “Shorty”, Sr. and June (Burditt).
Gary is survived by his mother June Lauwers of Hoytville; his son, GaryBarker, Jr. of Hamilton, Canada; his companion, Rita Tipton of Bowling Green; his brothers: Cecil (Connie) Barker, Jr. of Everglades, FL; Randy
(Toni) Barker of North Baltimore, Chuck Barker of Winter Park, FL and Sam Barker of Satellite, FL; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil “Shorty” Barker, Sr.
Gary loved his job as a tree trimmer. He was an avid Nascar and Jeff Gordon fan as well as a fan of the Green Bay Packers.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) prior to the service. Reverend Rick Adams
officiating. Burial will be in Wood County Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.