On August 25,2021 William Albert Barker Jr. (Bill), loving husband and father of eight children passed away at the age of 76 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
William (Bill) Albert Barker of Dexter, Missouri was born to the late William Barker Sr. and Rachel (McClard) Barker on March 29, 1945 in Dexter, Missouri. Bill served in the Air Force from 1963-1968. On August 19, 1976 he married Frances Seebuger and raised five daughters and three sons.
Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on cars. He was a member of the Elks and the Eagles
Surviving Bill is his wife Frances Barker of Dexter, Missouri; three sons Billy (Heather) Barker, Dustin (Hannah) Barker and Ryan Barker all of Dexter Missouri; six daughters Tonda Reeves of Searcy, Arkansas, Rachel (Scott) March of Dexter, Missouri, Sandy Barker of Dexter, Missouri, Michele (Chris) Morgan of Jefferson, Wisconsin and Christy (Wade) Oldham of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters Wanda Chambers of Lewiston, Illinois and Angelyn Jackson of Athens, Alabama one honorary daughter Kathy (Ricky) Hagy of Corning, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and one on the way and many nieces and nephews, cousin an a host of family and friends also survive. Bill was preceded in death by his father William mother Rachel, three sisters Virginia Fithian, Marjorie Edwards, Pearl Swinger, one granddaughter Heather Evans, one honorary daughter Serena Smith.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 1, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday September 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service