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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 Pipefitter’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 fiancée 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 addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Wayne Barker and two brothers, William Floyd Barker and at 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 pm to 7 pm Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  Additional services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27 2021 at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, where friends may call from 11 am to 1 pm.    Burial will be held in Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Online condolences may be made to 

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Funeral Service
May 26, 2021

12:00 PM
Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home
6710 Swauger Valley Rd.
Minford, OH 45653

Funeral Service
May 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Lewis-Ferguson Funeral Home
KY-7 & KY-32
Sandy Hook, KY 41171

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