BARKER, Sr., 90

LAKELAND - Mr. John A. Barker, 90, of Lakeland, went to see the Lord on March 16, 2013 from natural causes. He came to Florida in 1950 from Beckley, West Virginia. John worked in real estate for four years and then went to work for Agricultural First Farm Credit for 25 years. He was a member of Legacy Christian Church, Kiwanis Club, Scottish Rite, member of the American Legion, the Lakeland Elks Lodge #1291 and the Masonic Lodge #91. John was also a veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Amanda Barker; His first wife, Pearle Taylor; brother, Donald G. Barker of Deland FL; sister, Doris A. Barker of Beckley, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Mary Coil; sons, Jeffrey A. Barker of Richmond, IND; John A. Barker, Jr. and wife Cassandra of Lakeland; step-daughter, Sheila M. Preston and husband Don of Clarence NY; grandchildren, Deborah Barker, Judith Barker, Sarah Barker of Lakeland; step-grandchildren, Scott M. Preston of Amherst, NY, Andre'a Balland of Rochester, NY, Courtney A. Preston of New York City and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Legacy Christian Church on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with a viewing prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to Legacy Christian Church youth group.
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Published in Ledger from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2013