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Lawrence Jerry Barker

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Lawrence Jerry Barker, 81, of Viola, Ark., son of the late L. J. and Olla Mae Smith Barker was born July 2, 1921, at McRae, Ga. He departed this life Dec. 22, 2002, at Salem, Ark.Jerry was united in marriage to Grace Estella Trubee on Dec. 25, 1941, at Xenia, Ohio, and to this union three children were born. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a operating engineer for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 624 of Jackson, Miss.Survivors include two sons -- John David Barker and wife, Gloria (who was thought of as a daughter) of Viola, and Robert Eugene Baker and wife, Peggy of Lakeshore, Miss; one daughter, Jerry Lee Doss of Hattisburg, Miss.; five brothers -- Sherman Barker of Newport News, Va., D.C. Barker of Livingston, Texas, Herbert Barker of San Diego, Calif.; Donald Barker of Quincey Fla. and Woodrow Barker of New Carlisle, Ohio; one sister, Caroline Skinner of McRae, Ga.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents; and three brothers, Barney, Preston and Talmedge.No services are planned. The body was cremated and local arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.