James R. Barker
1943 - 2014
James R. Barker, 70, of Meridian, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at home of natural causes.
James was born August 5, 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Julian and Helen Picha Barker.
Mr. Barker served in the United States Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of GySgt.
In November of 1968 James married Marion Maini Humphrey in Palm Springs, CA. After coming to Idaho, he worked for the Idaho State Dept. of Corrections as a correctional officer.
James had many special intersts. He was an excellent woodworker. He also spent many hours riding his mule and he enjoyed visiting the Owyhee Mountains on his day trips, while getting in some mule riding.
He was a member of the VFW in Boise.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; one son and his wife, Bill and Valynne Humphrey; and two grandchildren, Karly and Bob. He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Humphrey.
A graveside service with Military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Kuna Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise.
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 Fairview Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 17, 2014