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Christopher Lee Barker

Oct. 16, 1965 – Feb. 9, 2022

Christopher Lee Barker, age 56, of Kirklin, Indiana, passed away at his home on Wed. afternoon, Feb. 9, 2022.

Born Oct. 16, 1965 in Noblesville, he was the son of the late Marvin Dale Barker and Sandra Joy (Mason) Barker-Hart.

After graduating from Tipton High School with the Class of 1984, he proudly served his country as a soldier in the United States Army and later continued his education at Ivy Tech Community College.

For a few years Mr. Barker worked for P.R. Mallory in Frankfort before hiring on with Brock’s Grain Dryers, where he has worked for the past 10 years.

Mr. Barker loved making memories with his family, and good or bad, that is exactly what he did. Picking on his sisters was always a favorite pastime, but when the kids were born, it shifted his attention toward a whole new crop of potential targets for harassment. However, his sisters were never too far out of mind. He also loved going on family camping adventures. His love of outdoor activities extended well past the campfires and tents; Mr. Barker also had a little bit of a green thumb. He enjoyed working in the flower beds and fussing with his tulips.

Another of his favorite past times was attending fall festivals. Somewhere along the way he caught the flea market and garage sale bug. Everyone knows that if you are going to hit a neighborhood yard sale, you must have a plan. Mr. Barker’s technique involved riding his bicycle from sale to sale. It beat walking, and he could cover a lot more area in less time, resulting in the opportunity to beat the competition to the goods.

Mr. Barker was one of the good guys; always there to lend a helping hand to friends, family, or a perfect stranger, and he will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

Survivors include his son, Christopher Eugene Barker of Lafayette; daughters Kimberly A. (Jonathan) Ireland of Vincennes, Jennifer M. McCord of Columbia, Tenn., and Lynn N. Barker of Evansville; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brothers James E. (Angela) Barker of Fortville, Ferlin Ogden of Tenn. and Billy Hutt of Tenn.; sisters Joanie S. (Craig) Isenhower of Sheridan and Sky Hutt of Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and by his dog, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; stepmother Effie Jane Bowman-Barker; sister Clenna Barker; brother Teddy Ogden; and by his daughter Jessica Goldy.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 18, 2022, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th Street, Sheridan, Ind., with military honors being conducted immediately following visitation.

Graveside services are scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 18, 2022, at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, Ind.

Pastor Chuck Barker will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be presented to Kercheval Funeral Home, P.O. Box 42, Sheridan, Ind., 46069, to help defray funeral expenses.