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Robert C. Barker

June 8, 1923 May 2, 2013
Robert C. Barker
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Robert C. Barker, 89 of Eaton, Ohio passed away Thursday afternoon May 2, 2013 at the Greenbriar Senior Living Campus, where he resided for several years. He was born June 8, 1923 near Coeburn, Virginia. He was the eldest of six sons of Garland and Dicie (Moore) Barker. He was married to Wylnetta Irene (Oler) on April 29, 1944, recently celebrating their 69 years of marriage. The couple lived many years near Eldorado, OH. Robert was a long time member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church. He was employed by Chrysler Airtemp, Dayton, OH and retired after 37 years of service. In addition he worked at Henny Penny Corporation in Eaton, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother in law, Luther and Bessie Oler, three brothers; James, Jack and Harrison Barker and an infant daughter, Joyce Ann. He is survived by his wife, Wylnetta, sons and daughters in law; Robert and Cathy Barker of Lakeland, FL Richard Barker and Matthew Schlansky of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tim and Cynthia Barker of Palm City, FL and daughter Jan and son in law Pat Hackett of Knoxville, TN, four grandchildren and spouses; Lori (and Bob) Ward, Matt (and Sara) Barker, Amy (and Deven) Robillard and Jesse (and Ali) Sheehan, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers; Tom (and Marilyn) Barker, of Richmond, IN and Charles (and Judy) Barker, of Lakeland, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, May 5th from 2:00 pm until time of funeral services at 4:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home located at 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH. There will be a graveside service following for all who wish to attend at the Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, OH. Memorial donations can be made to the Monroe Township Food Bank, 1060 Foos Road, West Manchester, OH 45382 and or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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