Mr. John H. Barker died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, peacefully at home. He was the son of the late Roscoe and Ruth Cox Barker of Dawsonville. He was born Sept. 12, 1934.
Mr. Barker attended Dawsonville High School and the University of Georgia
where he received a B.S. degree in poultry science. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 34 years. Upon his retirement, he was again employed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 19 years. Mr. Barker pursued his career in poultry as head of the Grading Branch in Georgia for most of his working time.
Mr. Barker is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence, Kimsey, Floyd, and James; sisters, Louvenia Stanford, Ethel Pugh and Annie Ruth Elliott.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Patty Barker; sister, Carol Roper; sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Tommy Phillips; sister-in-law, Dorothy Nell Barker, all of Gainesville. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Trinity Baptist Church. The Rev. Chris Pope will officiate. Interment will follow in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County. The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 989 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA 30504, or the
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrangements.