Jeffery Lynn Barker


Jeffery Lynn Barker, 57, died tragically in a boating accident behind Possum Kingdom Lake Dam, Friday May 31, 2019, doing what he loved, fishing for the big fish with a buddy.
There will be a celebration of Jeff's life at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce. Burial will follow at the Lu Queen Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Jeff was born January 3, 1962, in Weatherford, Texas, to Carlon Dean Barker and Hester (Mays) Barker. Jeff was raised in Graford, attending school and graduating from Graford High School in 1980.
Jeff met the love of his life at a PK Lake dance in October 1980. Jeff and Kimmi Lea McCracken were married on February 14, 1982. They became the proud parents of their two sons, Jeffrey and Jordan. One of Jeff's greatest joys are his four grandchildren with another expected in November.
Survivors include his wife, Kimmi, of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas; sons, Jeffrey and his wife, Denjuami, of Los Fresnos, Texas, and Jordan and his wife, Sarah, of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Jeffery Dean and Kalea Barker, Aspyn, Ky and expected baby; his faithful hunting dog, Kay; brothers, Bob and Peggy Gruell and David and Carla Barker; sister, Deana and Steve White; bro-in-law, Reese McCracken; sisters-in-law, Mandy and Forest Atkins, Laurel McCracken and Darrell Green; and a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends who will miss him greatly.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rhonda Moore; mother and father-in-law, Jannet and John McCracken; and faithful hunting dogs, Kelly, Pearl and Sky.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.
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Published on June 3, 2019
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14 posts

Karen Kincaid
Jun 11, 2019
Wow he was a Great Friend and we will miss him
Know that we don't see him all that often but Jeff Barker was the same every time you seen him. Love to you Kimmi Jordan and Jeffrey
Denise Novak
Jun 10, 2019
No words will heal the pain you 3 have. I pray it gets easier every day. With lots of love and truck loads of prayers sent your way.
Liz ogle
Jun 07, 2019
So sorry for the family Loss, Jeff was such a sweet man, and will be dearly missed, I will miss his visits! He had become my New Customer, when I purchased my Salon a Lil’ Bit’ Salon. May he Rest in Piece!
Forest and Gail Atkins
Jun 05, 2019
We're remembering the happy family times with Jeff. Especially his loving gentleness with his grandchildren. He leaves a truly blessed legacy..
Margie Zunker
Jun 04, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Kimmi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your precious memories get you through this trying time.
Stella Cantu
Jun 04, 2019
I am SO sorry for your loss dear friend. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paula Hair
Jun 04, 2019
My deepest sympathies and prayers David and Carla for your loss. May God's peace find comfort in your hearts.
Linda Bramlett
Jun 04, 2019
I am very sorry about the familys` tragic loss.. Prayers for all...May he Rest In Peace in God`s hands.
Sandee Snyder (Reed)
Jun 04, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for ya'll that God will wrap his arms around ya'll in this difficult time. Love ya'll!!! πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ™
Carla Barker
Jun 04, 2019
Thanks for being such a great bother-in-law. We will miss you dearly.
Carla Burks
Jun 04, 2019
I have alot of good memories from school, and I am glad I got to see him at our class get together. I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for all
Andy and Billye Tam
Jun 03, 2019
So sad to hear about this! Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family. May God comfort and give you peace.
Becky Free
Jun 03, 2019
He will be missed. We love you guys. So sorry for your loss.
Mortar Griggs
Jun 03, 2019
May he rest in peace! It was heart breaking to hear. Condolences to the families.