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Barker, Robert E.

Barker, Robert E.

February 21, 1938 — April 14, 2021

Robert E. Barker passed away in peace of a brain tumor on Wednesday April 14, 2021 at the age of 83.

Bob was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Robert and Loretta Barker on February 21, 1938. He attended Central High School in Kansas City before proudly serving his country in the United States Navy.

Bob leaves behind his wife of 59 ½ years, Susan. He and Susan raised three sons: Robert, Christopher and Michael. Bob took great pride in his 5 grandchildren: Aaron, Ian, Kyle, Reagan and Colin.

Bob was a member of the of the Raytown Masonic Lodge #391 AF & AM, York Rite, Ararat Shrine and Southwood United Church of Christ in Raytown, Missouri. He will always be remembered as Dad Barker by the hundreds of young men that he greatly influenced while serving the Order of DeMolay (Raytown and Mother Chapters). His honors included DeMolay Cross of Honor, Missouri DeMolay Chapter Dad of the Year, and Honorary Legion of Honor.

Bob retired from Honeywell Federal Manufacturing (better known as Bendix) where he worked for over 25 years.

Visitation will be held at Park Lawn Funeral home on Monday April 19th at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic Funeral Sevice will begin at 1 p.m. followed by traditional service.  The family would like to suggest, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the PAN Foundation (PAN Foundation) or Shelter KC (Shelter KC), who graciously assisted the family with the care and comfort of Bob.

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Visitation will be held at Park Lawn Funeral home on Monday April 19th at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic Funeral Sevice will begin at 1 p.m. followed by traditional service.  The family would like to suggest, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the PAN Foundation (panfoundation.org) or Shelter KC (shelterkc.org), who graciously assisted the family with the care and comfort of Bob.

Barker, Robert E.'s Guestbook

Mr. Barker, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of bereavement. Praying for peace and understanding...May God bless you all...

Felecia Andrews

Mr. Barker and family, I would like to send my condolences and prayers for comfort during this time. God bless you all.

LaTanya Moore

I'm sorry for your loss . prayer coming your way

Katilinn Stock

Baker, The staff, students, and admin team of Ruskin High School send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

Torrence Allen

Sending love and prayers to Chris & Family from the Hickman Mills team.

Katie Roe

Thinking of you all at this time. I so enjoyed seeing your parents at the Ruskin basketball games, I know your dad loved coming to watch the Eagles play!! Praying for comfort and peace for each of you.

Carri Moutray

My heart goes out to you and your family during these times of sorrow. May God bless you and keep you. You are loved!

Irene von Collins

Sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time for your family.

Elizabeth Romanchuk

I hold some wonderful memories of happy family times together close to my heart. I hope all your lifetime of love and happy memories help to bring comfort and wrap around you during such a sad time. We are sending our love and deepest sympathies.

Melinda Burton Watkins

Remember his life. Memories of the good times never fade. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P.

Michael Hutchins

At his memories fill your heart with blessings. Prayers to all.

Sandra Emily

So sorry for your loss. Prayers coming your way.

Judy Nienhueser

You and your family are in my prayers! Hold your head up and remember to good times that made you laugh!!!

Carla J. Gunner

My condolences to the entire Barker family. Susan, you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to call me if you need anything at all or just need to talk.

Jean Darby

Love you Uncle Bob! Rest in Peace!

Melissa Counts

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