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Tommy Edward Barker

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Funeral services for Tommy Edward Barker, 76, of Brashear, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at First Baptist Church with Rev. David Hardage and  Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. 


Military Honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow.  

Pallbearers will be the  grandchildren and honorary pallbearers will be the FBC Radio Bible Class. 

Visitation will be held at the church from noon until 2 p.m. prior to service . 

Mr. Barker died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at ETMC of Tyler. 

He was born on July 12, 1936, in Peach Creek, the son of Tom Hill Barker and Ina Mae Allen Barker. 

He married Helen Bryant Barker March 5, 1983, in Van. She survives. 

Mr. Barker was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. 

He was a graduate of Texas A&M University. 

He was a retired Hopkins County Agriculture Extension Agent, and was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. 

Mr. Barker was a veteran of the National Guard. 

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 

Other survivors include his children, Rhonda Barker Johnson of McKinney, Danny Wayne Goldsmith and Jeffery Bryant Goldsmith of Point; two sisters, Barbara Snyder of Hurst and Shirley Perry of Caldwell; three brothers, Daniel Barker of Colmesneil, Raymond “Rip” Barker of Navasota, and Harold “Toby” Barker of Ft. Davis; and numerous grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Tommie Elaine “Punkin” Loddy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5501 Plaza Drive, Texarkana, TX 75503 or The Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 592180, San Antonio, TX 78259.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. 





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