Edward Gene Barker
1949 - 2013
Edward Gene Barker passed quietly at his home on May 4, 2013 surrounded by his wife and his friends. He was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Oildale, Calif. to William and Mary Barker.
Mr. Barker lived in Strawberry for the last 10 years. He was well known locally for his love of cars and fishing. He was also a gifted singer and musician.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Barker; son, William Roy Gene Barker; sisters, Maxine Presley, Martha McArthur and Mary Pigg; brothers, Kenneth Barker and Dennis Barker; many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends whose life he both touched and enriched.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Dean Barker and Glen Kitchens.
A public memorial gathering of friends and family will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at the American Legion Hall, 709 E. Highway 260, Payson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses be made to the Ed Barker Memorial Fund at Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. For questions, contact Teresa at (928) 476-6514.