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Bobbie Dean Barker
05/09/1936 - 06/24/2021
Obituary For Bobbie Dean Barker
Bobbie Dean Barker, 85, of Warsaw, MO formerly of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was born on May 9, 1936 in Clinton, MO the son of Art Barker and Elsie (Knisely) Barker, who preceded him in death.
On December 10, 1954 in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Janette Murray, who preceded him in death on June 3, 2019. On June 8, 1984 he was united in marriage to Diane Stafford who resides in Sedalia.
Bobbie received his Master Plumber's License while working with his father at Barker and Sons Plumbing before becoming a longtime builder and developer in and around Sedalia. Bobbie had several business adventures throughout his life. He purchased The Morris Motel in Sedalia. He owned a Ben Franklin store in Cody, Wyoming, and owned and operated a United Farm real estate office in Sedalia. He constructed and operated the Busy B Arena, built and operated Luv & Care Day Care Center, and owned and operated West 50 Storage and Uhaul. Bobbie also served as a Building Official for Sedalia for 8 years.
He enjoyed becoming a pilot and owned his own plane. He stayed active in his yard, loved to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors, especially on his boat.
Survivors include a daughter, Terri Bartol (Fred) of Sedalia; a son, Ronnie Barker of Rockwall, TX; two grandsons, Justin Barker (Heather) and Shelby Barker (Emily); seven great grandchildren, Ellise, Willow, Story, Dodge, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Beckham; and his companion, Jeannine Peters of Warsaw.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons in infancy, Darrell and Dannie and two sisters, Lois Wynn and Dee Kriesler.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday June 30, 2021, at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Shelby Barker officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Dale, Frank Garrison, Carl Mounce, Kervin "Buzz" Miller, John Rinehart, Jim Coffland, Jack Shelledy, Richard Neumann, and Paul Albin.
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Bobbie.
Bobbie was a good friend and mentor. He will be missed.
I met Bobby shortly after West 50 storage was built, it was a miracle to me. I remember walking in with 100 computers on a truck and Bob asked, "Do you know anything about a computer?" A door opened in my life at that moment, for the next 5 or 7 years Bob and I were inseparable. We spent every day playing and tweaking little things at the storage, enhancing the slightest details Bobbie noticed everything. I learned so much. I'm thankful that door opened and never closed, more than any other person I've ever met Bobby Barker was the most influential to me and I will love him rest of eternity as my closest friend, Eric Dale.
Bob was a wonderful addition to Sterett Creek Village, and we will all miss his humor and stories, (of which he had many). He was also generous, thoughtful and kind- his was the first card to us on our 50th anniversary. He touched many in ways they will never forget. God bless Terri & Fred, and all the family, and Jeanine, at this time of sadness- please know how very much others care. Mike & Sherry Blyth SCV Warsaw, Mo.
Prayers and sympathy to the family.
Prayers and sympathy to the family.
I first met Bobbie in 2007 but considered him a very dear and close friend of mine, that I felt I had known for my entire life. We had numerous outdoor adventures together, from the simple task of helping to build his cabin; to deer and turkey hunting; to just sitting around the campfire telling stories. Bobbie greatly enjoyed all outdoor activities (no matter the activity), being around his family and friends (for which he had many) and the telling of stories, for which he also had many. Whenever he spoke of his children and grandchildren, the pride in his eyes said it all. Bobbie tried to live life to its fullest, bringing smiles and laughter wherever he went and was always ready to jump in and lend a hand if needed. His smiles, laughter and kindness will be greatly missed by all. We are never truly ready to part with our friends and loved ones but we must always remember, it is never "Goodbye," it is "Until we meet again." When Bobbie left this world, it became be a lesser place without him but heaven has become a better place with him. Until we meet again Ol' Friend.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Condolences on the loss of loved one Bobbie. Truly a good man and thankful, blessed to know him. Pray that memories will comfort all. Daniel and Connie Sterrett Creek Village, Warsaw Missouri
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