Bill Joe Barker, 86, of Adamsville passed away Jan. 30, 2021 at his daughter Lisa’s home. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Cabo Cemetery with Billy Pruitt officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
He was born March 31, 1934 in the Sand Mountain Community near Cabo in Chester County, the son of the late Albert Ernest (A.E.) and Angie Mae Mount Barker. He attended schools in Chester County.
He worked at the Fire Tower at Cabo, ITT Grinnell, drove for Malone & Hyde and was a long haul driver for Aqua Glass at Adamsville. He served in the Tennessee National Guard for over 23 years, retiring as Staff Sergeant.
He married Nadine Lindsey, and they made their home at Cabo. She preceded in death in 2005.
He enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening and playing dominoes and rook at the Chester County Senior Citizens Center.
He was a member of the Adamsville Free Will Baptist Church and formerly Enville United Methodist Church. He loved church and was always there when the doors were opened. He was a very faithful church member.
He is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Brent) Thomas of Adamsville and Vicki Broadwell of Enville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Royce Barker of Savannah; and one sister, Wilma Frye of Enville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nadine Barker in 2005; a daughter, Susan Barker in 2008; and two brothers, Travis Barker and Cecil Barker.