Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

William Dewey “Bill” Barker, Jr.

William Dewey “Bill” Barker, Jr., age 51, of Shelby died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at this home.


He was born December 17, 1962 in Mansfield. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and loved to ride 4-wheelers.


He is survived by his parents: William Dewey and Della L. (Parsons) Barker, Sr. of Shelby; 4 siblings: Shelia Hogan, Jennifer Barker, Benjamin T. (Danielle) Barker and Jordyn Barker all of Shelby; 6 nephews, 2 nieces, 1 great niece and 1 great nephew.


Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2-5 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 AM by Rev. O. Douglas Tackett, pastor of Taylortown Community Church. Burial will be in Ganges Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Turner Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. Patricia says:

    Please accept my condolences during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in the promise Jesus gave when he was among us: “Just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes those alive whom he wants to. Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus’] voice and come out.” (John 5:21, 28, 29)

  2. Jenni Ramey Murphy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, All of you are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time. God Bless

  3. Kim Messersmith says:

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Deb Schiefer says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, May God Bless your family and comfort you in your time of loss.

  5. rose fowler (parsons) says:

    i am so sorry to hear about the loss of billy……it was fun playing as kids. love to everybody. wish i could b there for the funeral.

  6. Denise Kilgore Collins says:

    Praying that God comforts you in this time of loss.

  7. Kim Foster says:

    I am truly sorry to hear about this. Bill was a great guy loved by all. We all went to school together and were all good friends throughout. He will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time of loss..

  8. Heath says:

    Your are in are prayers

  9. Bobby Parsons says:

    Della and Dewey – thinking of you and praying for you in this sad time. Bill was blessed to have you as parents. My love to you both. Your brother, Bobby.

  10. Melanie Tackett says:

    Rest in peace, my friend. My heart and prayers go out to the family. You will be sadly missed.

  11. Tammy says:

    R.I.P. Bill,you were always alot of fun!Will always remember the time we picked my brother up in the limo from the airport!,he(my brother) thought i was teasing him that we were picking him up in a limo and to look for a big tall limo driver with a sign and a spider tat on his bald head!! lol He was so impressed!What a fun night that was! see you on the other side my friend!

  12. Brenda Hopkins says:

    Bill has been my friend for many years thru thick & thin. We a lot of great times, one especially when we went to Norwalk to the races. Condolences to all his family at this sad, sad time. I love you, Bill & I will always miss you! I know you are walking in heaven & riding a 4-wheeler!

  13. Sharon Etler (Phillips) says:

    Dewey, Della, Sheila, Jen, & Todd – please know you are in my prayers in your time of loss. May you find comfort in family & friends. Your family was always more than just neighbors to our family.

  14. Carol (Phillips) Holloway says:

    Sending heartfelt blessings to the entire Barker family. Even though many years have passed, I think about your family all the time. You were such a big part of my childhood! Bill was like a brother to me, and I’m greatly saddened to hear of his passing. Love Always, Carol

  15. Beverly Fields(webb) says:

    Dewey, Della, Sheila, Jen & Todd- I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of Bill. my heart broke when I read all the post from friends. Bill was like another one of my family members that I grew up with down on London west. we did alot of swimming and fishing down at mackies pond when we were kids. we have always stayed in contact now matter where we were in life. Bill will be greatly missed, and sheila we were in the same grade and you are like my sister so please call me when ever you need me. love always annie fields (webb)

  16. brian hobbs says:

    Sorry to hear about Bill… I remember him from school… Funny how you always remember things from childhood… R.I.P old friend…

  17. Tressa says:

    So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Billy Bob. Love you sweetie.

  18. Vera and Dennis Miller says:

    So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you’ll in this very difficult time. (( hugs ))
    Vera and Dennis Miller

  19. Becki says:

    May he rest in peace ….

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