William Herbert Barker

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Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Gray Brown-Service for William Herbert Barker, 96, of Anniston. The Rev. Peter Hawker and A.D. Snaw will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:30 until service time at the funeral home. Mr. Barker was born August 30, 1917, and passed away on March 15, 2014, at RMC.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Varnum; sons, Ronald Barker (Allyson), Harold Barker and Rodney Barker (Linda); grandchildren, Max Barker, Scooter Barker, Pat Snow, Will Snow, Anna Johnson, Will Barker and Melissa Barker; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Ethel Barker.
Mr. Barker was preceded in death by his first wife, Fannie Kate Gray Barker, and his second wife, Mamie Pruett Barker; parents, W.H. and Inez Barker; brothers, Tip Barker and L.V. Barker.
Mr. Barker was a building contractor. He formed a partnership with Farley Berman, and the company was Barker-Berman Construction Co. He built many homes and buildings around the area. He developed Lenlock shopping center and Ski Lodge Apartments. He was also a partner in the Industrial Plating Co. in Tennessee. Mr. Barker was a member of McCoy United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a Mason and Shriner. During his spare time and after he retired, his hobby was woodworking. He also loved to fish and square dance.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the loving care provided by his caregivers, Donna Curvin, Shirley Forbus, NHC Place and Alacare Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UAB Alzheimer Research Center at 1720 Seventh Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35294; or to a .
Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com.
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Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave
Anniston, AL 362014651
(256) 236-3441
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Published in The Gadsden Times on Mar. 17, 2014
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