Robert T. Barker


Robert T. Barker, 69, of Forest Lakes, Ariz., died Sept. 13, 2006 in Payson. He was born Sept. 25, 1936 in Dearborn, Mich.

Mr. Barker was president of Barker Supply Co. and chairman of the board for the Forest Lakes Fire District.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Barker of Forest Lakes; daughter, Cathy (Michael) Tongen of Flagstaff; step-daughters, Cindi (Phil) Thorne of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Lisa (Chris) Davis of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; sons, Robert T. Barker Jr. (Deborah) and Michael Barker of Phoenix; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Barker; mother, Nancy Barker; son, William Barker; and sister, Beth Barker.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane in Payson.

Directions to service: Go north on State Route 87 into Payson. Look on left for Wade Street and take a left. Shepherd of the Pines will be on your left-hand side as you go up the hill across from the high school.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home. An online guest book is available at

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