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Woodrow "Woody" Barker

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FAIRBORN  Woodrow "Woody" Barker, 86, of Fairborn, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013. He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 32 years, Ruby; his son, Robert W. Barker & wife Mary Ellen of Eureka, CA and their family, Rob Barker , Julia Hartwell , Joe Barker; Woody's 2nd son, Tom Barker & wife Chris of Beavercreek, and their family, Lisa & husband Rex Baker, Thomas Barker & wife Stephanie, and Amy Barker; Woody's daughter, Nita Jane Miller of Beavercreek, and her family, Cori Cagle , and Danielle Miller; Woody's 2nd daughter, Jennifer D. Williams & fiancé Rick Flanary of Springfield and her daughters, Brittany and Haley Wright. Woody is also survived by his great grandchildren, Maddie, Hunter, Blue, Thomas, Michael, Christian and Jordan; Woody's brothers and sister include the following, Sherman Barker, Donald Barker, Carolyn Skinner, and Dr. Rev. Herbert Barker; and many beloved and cherished relatives and friends not mentioned. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence J. and Olla May Barker; 5 brothers, Jerry, Preston, Daniel C., Talmadge, and Barney. Woody was a foster parent to many children who have grown into successful adults, including Jim Barnes of Kentucky. He was a member of the Vandalia Christian Tabernacle under the Shephardship of Pastor Todd Hoskins; was a distinguished Veteran of WWII serving in the Navy of our beloved nation. He belonged to the Masonic Order, Beavercreek Lodge, was a Shriner with the Temple of Dayton; a lifetime member of the VFW in Beavercreek, AmVets, Moose Lodge, and the Eagles Lodge . Woody was a very successful businessman and owner of Barker's Well Drilling and Pump Service, located in Beavercreek. He had an unwaivering love of animals, owning a horse breeding farm for many years and belonging to many other organizations. With respectful gratitude for a life shared and now blessedly at rest, and with heartfelt praise. Home Going Services for Woody will begin at 1:00pm Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Vandalia Christian Tabernacle, 836 S. Brown School Rd. Vandalia, Ohio, (937-898-4384) with Pastor Todd Hoskins officiating. Arrangements in care of Newcomer Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.
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