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.
Morrison Funeral Home
Published on June 3, 2019


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