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ROBERT "BOB" BARKER

October 11, 1947 April 10, 2019
ROBERT "BOB" BARKER
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Dr. Robert "Bob" Barker, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri, surrounded by his immediate family. He was born on October 11, 1947, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, to Burl and Jerline (Bullard) Barker.

Robert was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. He attended Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. Robert went on to earn a Master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate at Midwestern Theological Seminary.

Robert was licensed into the ministry on February 10, 1965, and spent his entire career serving his Lord and Savior, including years as a foreign missionary in Venezuela, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Odessa, MO, and finishing his career as Chaplain at Integris Baptist Medical Center, Miami, OK. Robert retired from full-time ministry in 2010 but continued to find ways to serve with various volunteer positions.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Jerline; a sister, JoAnn Hood; and parents-in-law, GD and Virgie (Russell) Parrack.

Robert is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 52 years, Joyce (Parrack) Barker, of Republic, MO; a daughter, Blenda Moore, and her son, Andres of Mt. Vernon, MO; a son, Brent, his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Hannah and Katelynn of Billings, MO; a daughter, Amy of Monett, MO; a son, Aaron, his wife Laura, and their children, William and Anna Joy of Barnhart, MO. He is also survived by brothers, Roger and wife Jan of Republic; Keith and wife Kay of Mt. Vernon, Brian of Mt. Vernon, and Dean of Mt. Vernon. Robert also had a large extended family that included many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Calvary Baptist Church in Republic, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow the service in Summit Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Missouri. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the following charities: Samaritan’s Purse, Summit Cemetery Association (Mt. Vernon) or Calvary Baptist Church Youth Building Fund (Republic). Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Friday

12

Apr

12:00 PM 4/12/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/12/2019 2:00:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Chuch

804 W. Hwy 60
Republic, MO 65738

Calvary Baptist Chuch
804 W. Hwy 60 Republic 65738 MO
United States

funeral service

Friday

12

Apr

2:00 PM 4/12/2019 2:00:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Chuch

804 W. Hwy 60
Republic, MO 65738

Calvary Baptist Chuch
804 W. Hwy 60 Republic 65738 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Summit Cemetery Final Resting Place

16333 Lawrence 2100
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

16333 Lawrence 2100 Mt. Vernon 65712 MO
United States
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