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John William (Bill) BARKER II

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John William (Bill) BARKER II Obituary

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BARKER, II John William "Bill" of Delaware, Ohio peacefully passed away on February 20th at the age of 84. He was born to John "Doc" Barker and Gourney "Tiny" Barker on January 20, 1930 in Springfield OH. Bill was a Korean War Air Force Veteran and a graduate of Ohio State University. He is survived by his three sons: John William, Kenneth Jeffry, and Shawn Bruce Barker. He is also survived by Nancy Wilson and Elizabeth Barker, as well as five grand-children and one great-grandchild. Bill had a passion for helping others and like his father before him, was a teacher. He also worked in research and was awarded a patent. He completed his working career in the Mechanical Engineering Department at OSU. Bill moved to Delaware OH in 1983. Even after his retirement he continued his involvement in community schools, libraries, and with his neighbors. He enjoyed gardening, bicycling, photography and woodworking. We celebrate his life and invite you to remember the good things he was a part of. A ceremony to honor Bill's life will be held this summer. The exact date is to be determined. To leave condolences for the family go to www.cremationsociety-idaho.com

Published in Springfield News-Sun on Mar. 7, 2014
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