William Wilkin Barker Jr.

On Monday, July 15, 2013 William Wilkin Barker Jr., age 76, beloved son of the late William Wilkin Barker Sr. and Catherine Chisolm Barker. Brother of Rosemary Campise Mauras (Melvin) and Rita Campise Golemi (Joe). A native of New Orleans, LA and a longtime resident of Alexander City, AL. Bill is survived by sons William W. Barker III (Maritza) and Patrick Timothy Barker; daughters Dana Ann Barker and Carol Barker Logreco (Joey); and stepson Yann Audbert. Bill is the loving grandfather of Ali Logreco, William W. Barker IV and Katelyn Elizabeth Barker. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Bill was a Major in the U.S. Army where he was a pilot. He was also a Major in the Louisiana Air National Guard where he trained helicopter pilots for combat duty in Vietnam. In civilian life, Bill was a commercial airline pilot until his retirement from Southern Airways. Bill was also a dedicated and devoted substance-abuse counselor who dramatically impacted the lives of the many people he counseled, as well as their families. Family and friends are invited the Funeral Mass on Friday July 26 at 1:00pm at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11:00am and continue until Mass time. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoencanalstreet.com

Funeral Home

Schoen Funeral Home
3827 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-2111

Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 23 to July 26, 2013