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Joe Ruben Barker, Sr.
November 3, 1938 - February 11, 2007

Mr. Joe Ruben Barker, Sr. was born on Thursday, November 3, 1938, son of the late Rubin E. and Lillian Barker. Mr. Barker died Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 68. Born in Harrisburg, Ark., he had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a foreman for the former Singer Company and Baldwin Piano & Organ Company, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Vietnam war and a member of the First Christian Church in Trumann. Mr. Barker was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Drennin and Irene Howard; a brother, Buck Barker, and his parents. Survivors include his wife, Brinda Powers Barker of the home; a daughter, Tracey Custer of Clearwater, Fla.; two sons, Joe Barker Jr. of Trumann and Jeremy Nathan Barker of Dunedin, Fla.; three sisters, Florence Martin, Maxine Fry and Mary Kathryn Mills all of Trumann and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Maxwell officiating. Burial will be private at Bolivar Cemetery near Harrisburg, Ark. Pallbearers will be Ricky Rooker, Bobby Condra, Ron Hall, Kenny Thompson, Don Roberts, Junior Drennin, Don Roberts and Jay Hendrix. Honorary pallbearer will be Dale Teague. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. An online register can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Tracey Lynn Custer, Clearwater, Florida says

    I love you, Daddy. I think of you always.Love,Your Daughter,Traceyxoxoxo

  2. Greg Cash, Trumann says

    Joe,Sorry to hear about your dad. My father passed almost 3 years ago now. Hope you are doing well. Will be thinking of you.Your friend,Cash

  3. Nicole Halfacre , says

    Bo & Joe I know this is a hard time for you both right now. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just let us know.

  4. Jinger Stacy, Trumann, AR says

    Bo,Penny,Joe,Brenda,Nichole,and the rest of the family: I am very sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you. In Sympathy, Jinger Stacy

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