Visitation will be at the Cadiz United Methodist Church on Wednesday, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Rev. Steve Spitzer will officiate at the services. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery West in Hopkinsville with Military Honors.
Mr. Barker died on Sunday, March 11, 2007, at 8:15 a.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes.
Mr. Barker was born on March 21, 1932, in Buckhorn, Mo. He was the son of the late Lyman Lee and Maude Irene Dorris Barker.
Mr. Barker was retired from the U.S. Army as a Command Sgt. Major with 37 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam; he served as Division Sgt. Major for the 101st Airborne; he served as Command Sgt. Major of the U.S. Army forces command; he was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal; he was a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the American Legion; a member of the National Rifle Association and the Association of the U.S. Army and the NCOA and the Cadiz Lions Club; and was a member of the Cadiz United Methodist Church, where he served as president of the Men’s Organization and Chairman of the Administrative Board for the church in 2006.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianna Kay Barker; a sister, Norma Ward; and a brother, Jimmy Barker.
Survivors include his wife, Jan Lottich Barker of Cadiz; three sons, Walter Barker and Randy Barker, both of Farmington, Mo., and Curtis Barker of Wright City, Mo.; Two step-sons, James Andrews of Hampton, Ga., and William Andrews of Newman, Ga.; two brothers, William Barker of Piedmont, Mo. And Robert Barker of Danbridge, Tenn., three sisters, Wanda Reagan of Murray, Betty Hicks and Shirley Gravett, both of Farmington, Mo.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Music will be provided by Rev. Steve Spitzer, Bill Abel, and Carrie Utter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadiz United Methodist Church Building Fund, 214 Main Street, Cadiz, KY 42211.