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Robert Houston Barker
September 13, 1944 - December 19, 2020

Robert Houston Barker,  76, of Lake City passed away Saturday December 19, 2020, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.  He was born on September 13, 1944  in Wyandotte, Michigan and had lived in the Lake City area the majority of his lifetime.  He was a graduate of Lake City High School and a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church in Trumann.  He worked at Roach Manufacturing for over 26 years   He loved to hunt and spend time with his camp family along with watching drag racing,  NASCAR racing, westerns, and church.  He was the son of the late Cloyd “Son” and Effie Charles “E.C.” Owens Barker and was also preceded in death by his wife, Joni Barker, brother Butch Barker, and sister Connie Sue Barker.                              Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Barker II, of Paragould, Mickey McDougal of El Dorado and step-son,  Mitchell Coleman of Lake City; one daughter, Beverly Barker of Trumann, two-step-daughters, Tabatha Wright and Milisa Haggenmacher both of Lake City; one brother, Harold “Sonny” Barker of Lake City; 9 grandchildren,  Latisha,  Houston, Austin, Karlee, Blake, Jacob, Ashlyn, Kristin, and Maddy;  4 great grandchildren, his beloved dog Toby  and special friend Brenda Stephens                                                                                    Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5- 6 pm at Thompson  Funeral Home in Trumann.    Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23rd at Prairie Cemetery with Rev. Adam Pate officiating   Burial will follow at Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.  To celebrate Bob’s love of hunting, please feel honored to wear your hunting attire to the graveside service.       In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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December 23, 2020
02:00 PM

Prairie Cemetery
CR 812 & CR 815
Lunsford, AR 72437

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  1. Robert Ealey, Trumann says

    Beverly, and family I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for you guys.

  2. Sandy Biggs, Kenner Louisana says

    Sending my condolences for the family.

  3. Sara Whitehead Culbreath, Jonesboro says

    Beverly, Brenda, and family...I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. My prayers are with you all. Our Crest Street parent group is sure shrinking and it is so sad.

  4. Dustin, Cabot, AR says

    I always remember for his birthday one year, Bob asked for shotgun shells. I never seen so many boxes of shotgun shells...except at an ammunition store! You will be missed by all your family, friends and those who knew you sir.

  5. Billy & Patsy Adams, West Memphis, At. says

    Bub, you will be missed by me, we have been up and down the road, after Sunday School we would load up and go drag racing, dirt track racing, but the really the best times was our Lake and camping days, which you really enjoyed and talk about it also.

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