Dateline: March 10, 2005
Earl Barker, 82, died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Groom.
were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2005, in First United Methodist
Church in Groom with the Rev. Welson Rives, pastor, and the Rev. David
Kellley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Groom, officiating. Burial was
held in Groom Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors,
Inc., of Clarendon.
Barker was born April 23, 1922, in Goodnight in Armstrong County and was a
resident of Clarendon for several years before moving to Groom in 1960. He
married Yvonne Howerton on October 17, 1942, at Clarendon. He had been a
farmer and was employed at the Groom Grain Elevator prior to his
retirement. He served in the Army during World War II and
was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Groom. He will be
deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
was preceded in death by two sisters.
include his beloved wife of 62 years, Yvonne of Groom; one son, Earl Lynn
Barker and wife Wanda of Groom; two daughters, Schellon Meek and husband
Gerry of Big Sandy and Carla Reed and husband Jeff of Round Rock; four
sisters, Viola Graham and Nova Mooring, both of Clarendon, Mary Murff of
Brice, and Mildred Tomlinson of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; a brother, Don
Barker of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
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