The Messenger. 05.16.08
John Earl Barker, 81, of Obion died May 15, 2008, at his home.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Obion County Memorial Gardens near Union City, with the Rev. Michael Julian officiating.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at Cryer Funeral Home in Obion Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
He was born in the Elbridge community Nov. 26, 1926, son of the late William Earl and Edna (Lavender) Barker.
He was an employee of Illinois Central Railroad and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Barker; his stepson, Ronnie Johnson of Dyersburg; four nieces, Brenda Taylor, Glenda Horton, Chris Roberts and Edna Horton; and two nephews, Jesse Horton and Eddie Rinehart.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jim Barker; and his sister, Elise Horton.