David Wesley Barker SALISBURY - David Wesley Barker, age 76, of Salisbury, formerly of Spencer, died at his home Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Born March 19, 1930, in Rowan County, Mr. Barker was the son of the late Wesley Foy Barker and Helen Butner Barker. Educated in the Spencer Schools, he was a graduate of Spencer High School and Catawba College. He served in the U.S. Army as a signal corps instructor. Mr. Barker attended Trading Ford Baptist Church and was a member of Baptist Men and had served as its secretary and treasurer. He was a past member of the Spencer Jaycees and was its man of the year in 1959. He served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. An avid participant with Boy Scouts, Mr. Barker was himself an Eagle Scout. He was employed for eight years as a waterfront director at Camp Uwharrie in Jamestown. He was employed with the North Carolina Finishing Company as a supervisor in the dye house and retired in 1993 after 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Queen Barker; children son the Rev. Brent Barker and wife Laura of Magee, Miss., and Cara B. Winslow and husband Brent of Yadkinville; and grandchildren Wesley and Laura Katherine Barker and Emily and Bennett Winslow. Service : Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Trading Ford Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mike Motley, pastor, and son the Rev. Brent Barker will be officiating. The body will lie in- state 30 minutes before the service. Visitation : The family will see friends 6-8 tonight at Summersett Funeral Home as well as Saturday following the services in the church fellowship hall. Memorials : Memorials can be made to Trading Ford Baptist Church, c/o The Building Fund, 3600 Longs Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146; or North Hills Christian School, 2970 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28147.
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Published in Salisbury Post on June 2, 2006