Jimmy Barker

jimmy barker
LINDEN Graveside services for James Robert "Jimmy" Barker, 84, of Linden will be 2:00 PM, Friday, May 25, 2007 at Center Grove Cemetery. Mr. Barker was born January 19, 1923 in Linden and died May 22, 2007 in a Texarkana nursing home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, 202 N. Main St. in Linden. Mr. Barker was retired from Brown and Root, worked as a surveyor, was a Coast Guard veteran from World War II, and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Lee Ann Barker, of Wake Village; and Roy and Donese Barker of Linden; two daughters, Dr. Shirley Strange-Allen of Fredericksburg, VA; and Angie Barker Petty of North Carolina; one sister, Barbara Hyman of Hopewell Junction, NY; a sister-in-law, Bennie Barker of Plano; a special nephew and wife, Steve and Gail Dorgan of Jefferson; seven grandchildren, Miranda Coleman, Stephanie Johnson, James Branch, Jacob Barker, Jessica Smallwood, Chris Barker, and Grayson Porter; one great granddaughter, Madeline Smallwood; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Anderson Barker; his parents, Fred and Jessie Knight Barker, Sr.; two brothers, Jack and Fred Barker and a sister, Nay Barker.

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  1. James & LeeAnn – I am sorry about the passing of your father. If there is anything Terry or I could do, please let me know.You and your family are in our prayers.Terry & Lisa Houser

  2. James and Lee Ann, I know that Jimmy is with the his Lord. I talked with him when I visited him in Linden a few years back. The best thing to know about a loved one is to know that they are with the Lord and Jimmy is. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Bob & Jan Barker

  3. Once again, my most sincere thoughts and prayers for you and the family. It's always hard…even when you expect it. Please know you have lots and lots of friends thinking of you. Nita Fran

  4. I never met Jimmy Barker, though I am sure he was a good man as I am very fond of his son, James.

  5. James & Lee Ann and Barker family, I'd like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Your friend, Ginger Patterson

  6. LeeAnn & James,I'm sorry for your loss..My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time..

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Jimmy at Country Store. God bless you.

  8. Roy:You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Cass County Clerk's office

  9. To James and Lee Ann and your family, may God send his angels to comfort and consol you, loving friends to enfold you, and precious memories fill your hearts to ease your sorrow. You are in my heart and prayers.

  10. James, We were very saddened to hear about your Dad. Our hearts and prayers are with you and Lee Ann during this time….Sorry we couldn't be there…We love you …Mark and Nancy

  11. For a short period of time my husband, children and I had the distinct pleasure of attending church with Mr. Jimmy. My children still think of Mr. Jimmy and remember him with a smile. May you find comfort in knowing that Mr. Jimmy is with God and having a great time with Him and others that have gone on before us. God bless each of you.

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