Robert Cluade (Bob) Barker(1925 - 2013)

ROBERT CLAUDE BARKER Robert Claude Barker (Bob), 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2013. He was born to Claude and Anna Barker on September 27, 1925 in Chico CA. Bob began working for Lobdell Bros. Cleaners & Dyers at the young age of thirteen, and continued to work there through high school. After graduating from Chico High in 1942, Bob went on to serve in the Army during WWII where he received numerous medals. Upon return, Bob married Reta (Giboney) and purchased Lobdell Cleaners, until retiring in 1975. Bob enjoyed fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife and family at the Barker Family Cabin located in Butte Meadows, CA. The Barkers are one of the founding families of Butte Meadows and still enjoy their family cabin today. Bob fathered five children, sons; Stephen, Kenneth, Michael, and Brian; daughter, Marie. Bob's extended family includes; ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. A graveside memorial will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Glen Oaks Cemetery in Chico. The arrangements are being handled by Brusie Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.brusiefh.com

Funeral Home

Brusie Funeral Home
626 Broadway Chico, CA 95928
(530) 342-5642

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 26, 2013