Robert Lynn Barker Jr. of Steelville, Missouri, was born on August 31, 1940 in Nokomis, Illinois to Robert Lynn and Wilma Emma (Altevogt) Barker and passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 78 years and 11 months.
Robert married Lillian Chambers on March 13, 1964.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Wilma Barker; his wife, Lillian Barker; four daughters, Janet Reynolds, Barbara Reynolds, Becky Gallagher, Jane Barker; two sons, Buddy Reynolds, Robert William Barker; grandchildren, Carissa “CJ” Barker and Zachary Barker; and three brothers, Rolla Barker, Harold Barker and Robert Barker Jr.
He is survived by 11 children, Michael (Jeanetta) Reynolds, Paula Metz, Bonnie (Bob) Gardner, Carla (Terry) Suttles, Kitty (Dale) Holcman, Diane (Alan) Farris, Rhonda Heeter, Glenn Barker, Lisa Kennedy, Beth (Tim) Gilliam, Carol (Kenny) Cooke; grandchildren, Jeanie and Tim, Janet, Sunshine, Misty, Robbie, Bobbie, Brant, Becky, Bobbie Jo and Travis, Matt and Becky, Jake and Stephanie, Lacey and Justin, Karen, Robert, Chase, Pearlessa and Justin, Brittany and Brandon, Heather and Harold, Doug, Michael and Sabrina, Froot and Adam, Brandon and Amber, Theresa and Kyle, Kelly and Greg, Colt and Bri, Michael, Jerry, Bobby, Jason, Heidi, Dub and Elizabeth, Shawn and Jamie, Nikki and Matt, Britani and Ryan, Koty and Becca, Wendy and Dalton, Timberlyn, Logan, Mason, Bobby and Melissa; numerous great grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy McDaniel, Carol Quick, Betty (Carl) Rhodes, Wanda Barker, Helen Barker and Mary (Steve) Smith; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 on from 9-11 .m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the DeClue Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the DeClue Memorial Chapel of the DeClue Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri with Pastor Sharon Hedrick officiating.
Interment followed in the Redbud Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri.