Bobby Leroy Barker, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home, in Mt. Vernon. He was born March 26, 1930, in Golden City, Missouri, the son of Oscar Elbert and Ella (Culver) Barker.
Bobby was a 1948 graduate of Miller High School, in Miller, Missouri. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant after 21 years and he was a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeant Association. After the service he went to work at the United States Post Office in Englewood, Colorado retiring after 21 years of service.
On December 9, 1998, he married Bonnie (Duke) Merrick in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 23 years, Bonnie; one son, Michael Barker and his wife, Sarah, of Milford, Michigan; one daughter, Shari Barker of Denver, Colorado; one stepson, David Merrick and his wife, Tami, of Willard, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Gilda Hendrix and her husband, Cloyce, of Miller, Missouri and Donna Forhman and her husband, Leo, of Springfield, Missouri; six step grandchildren; 15 step great-grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar, and Ella; two sisters, Dora Nicholson, and Georgia Morris; five brothers, Charles, Rollo, Lynn, Oscar, and Billy Barker; stepdaughter, Brenda Merrick and two step grandsons.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Grays Point Cemetery, west of Miller.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home, P. O. Box 108, Miller, Missouri 65707