Cecil (Henry) Barker, 82, of Hickory died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born, December 4th, 1937 he was the son of Cecil Hobgood Barker and Beulah Mae Barker.
In addition to his wife Lavonne Smithey Barker of the home; three daughters Julie Caldwell and husband Daniel of Hickory, Karen Walton and husband Geary of Mississippi, Lesa Spake and husband Mike of Conover; a son Patrick Barker and wife Lisa of Hickory; a sister Nancy Bowman of Charlotte; a brother Reggie Barker and wife Pat of South Carolina; and six grandchildren John Russell, Danielle, Jaman, Derrick, Tyler, and Jensen survive him.
His parents Cecil Hobgood Barker and mother Beulah Mae Price Barker preceded him in death.
Henry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a disciple of God. He worked for Duke Power for 36 years, drove a truck all of his life, and owned Friendly Family Restaurant in Statesville.
The funeral will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hickory with Chris Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 am-1:00 pm Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Barker family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.
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