BARKER, George E

Date of birth:  12 Oct 1912 Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 7 Oct 2002 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, October 8, 2002

FRANKLIN
George E. Barker

George E. Barker, 89, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at his residence in Franklin. He was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Johnson County. His parents were Everett E. and Lydia (Drake) Barker. He married Jennie Belle Olmstead on Dec. 24, 1935. She preceded him in death June 2, 1978. Survivors include a son, William E. Barker of Franklin; a brother, Stanley E. Barker of Franklin; two sisters, Eleanor Lucille Records and Marcia Rosemary Beard, both of Franklin; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Elvin Lee Barker.

He was a farmer and retired from Hill Brothers Veneer in Edinburgh.

He was a charter member of Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene.

He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

The Rev. Doug Wright will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 716 S. Eisenhower Drive, Edinburgh, IN 46124, or to Americare Hospice of Franklin.


Shelbyville News, October 8, 2002

George E. Barker

George E. Barker, 89, of rural Franklin, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at his home.

Born Oct. 12, 1912, in Johnson County, he was the son of Everett E. and Lydia (Drake) Barker. He married Jennie Belle Olmstead on Dec. 24, 1935, and she preceded him in death on June 2, 1978.

Survivors include one son, William E. Barker of Franklin; one brother, Stanley E. Barker of Franklin; two sisters, Eleanor Lucille Records and Marcia Rosemary Beard, both of Franklin; two grandchildren, Rebecca D. Morrison of Franklin and William E. Barker Jr. of Shelbyville; five great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Elvin Lee Barker.

Mr. Barker was a farmer and retired from Hill Brothers Veneer in Edinburgh.

He was a charter member of Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene, 716 S. Eisenhower Drive in Edinburgh, with the Rev. Doug Wright officiating.

Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St. in Edinburgh, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 716 S. Eisenhower Drive, Edinburgh, IN 46124, or Americare Hospice of Franklin, in care of Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, IN 46124.


Columbus Republic, October 8, 2002

Farmer, Hill Bros. Veneer retiree

George E. Barker
Franklin

EDINBURGH — George E. Barker, 89, of rural Franklin died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Barker was a farmer and retired from Hill Brothers Veneer. He was a charter member of Edinburgh Church of Nazarene and was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Doug Wright officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 716 S. Eisenhower Drive, Edinburgh, IN 46124, or Americare Hospice of Franklin.

Mr. Barker was born in Johnson County Oct. 12, 1912, the son of Everett E. and Lydia Drake Barker. He married Jennie Belle Olmstead Dec. 24, 1935.

Survivors include a son, William E. Barker of Franklin; a brother, Stanley E. Barker of Franklin; sisters, Eleanor Lucille Records and Marcia Rosemary Beard, both of Franklin; grand­children, Rebecca D. Barker of Franklin and William E. Barker Jr. of Shelbyville; five great-grand­daughters; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, on June 2, 1978; his parents; and a grandson, Elvin Lee Barker.


Indianapolis Star, 8 October 2002

GEORGE E. BARKER

George E. Barker, 89, Franklin, died Oct. 7. A farmer. he also worked for Hill Brothers Veneer Co., Edinburgh, before retiring.

Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 10 in Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene, of which he was a member. Calling: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 in Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edinburgh, and from 10 a.m. Oct. 10 in the church. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.

He was the widower of Jennie Belle Olmstead Barker.

Survivors: son William E. Barker; brother Stanley E. Barker; sisters Eleanor Lucille Records, Marcia Rosemary Beard; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Mark Wirey