Richard Barker, son of the late Ralph and Ida Dillinger Barker, was born in Gideon on Dec. 19, 1948, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the age of 56.
He had lived in Dudley since he was 16 years old. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Dexter. He was a self-employed fish farmer.
On Jan. 3, 1969, he was married to Donna Gant in Dudley.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Barker of Dudley; one daughter, Janelle Gibson of Seattle, Wash.; one grandson; two brothers, Ralph Barker of Monroe, La., and Jim Barker of Bentonia, Miss.; four sisters, Jean Yates of St. Louis, Frances Stewart of Doniphan, Carolyn Lowery of Illinois, and Betty Barnes of Mt. View.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Father David Dohogne of Dexter officiating.
Interment followed in the Dudley Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.