Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Obituaries

March 7, 2014

Jerry Lee Barker

RUSK — Funeral services for Jerry Lee Barker, age 76, of Rusk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Pastor Keven Gentry officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle.

Mr. Barker passed away February 26, 2014 at his residence.

Jerry was born March 4, 1937 in Talladega, Alabama.

He is preceded in death by Frances Mae Haynes Barker; parents, Eugene (Pete) Barker and Sally Mae Barker; son, Ronnie Barker; sister, Rebecca Singleton; and brother, Leslie Barker.

Survivors include his sons, Kenneth E. Kuykendall and wife Mary, Jerry M. Barker, Gary E. Barker and wife Daffney; brothers, Lawrence C. Barker and wife Dorris, Danny B. Barker, Ralph Barker; sisters, Frances Matthews, Debra Echols, Frieda Brown, Martha Martinez, Cathy Salster and husband Philip; grandkids, Kenneth W. Kuykendall, Kurtis M. Kuykendall, Jason L. Kuykendall, Amanda B. Alston, Michael Barker, Coby Barker, Wendy Pickford, Chris Barker, Sean Barker, Joshua Barker, Crystal Cubbit; numerous great-grandkids; nephews, Tommy Wetuski, John Pete Singleton, Phil Salster, Kendall Barker, Jonathan Matthews, Charles Matthews, Marty Martinez, Jr., Cason Martinez; nieces, Brenda McDaniel, Cheryl McDaniel, Lana DeBlanc, Melissa Harris, Starlette Matthews, Glenda Matthews, Lisa Williams, Sonya Jacks, Vahnessa Johnston, Tracey Stephens; cousin, Franklin D. Smith, wife Jan and children: Frankin Shane, Robert Cory, Thomas Raymond, Breanne and husband Trevor Robinson; with many more relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Wayne, Michael Barker, Coby Barker, Chris Barker, Sean Barker, and Joshua Barker.

Visitation will be all day on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

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