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Funeral services for Paul Barker, 65, of Hartselle will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Rev. John Bussman officiating.
Mr. Barker passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 14, 1952, in Tahlequah, Okla., to Vernon Oris and Dortha Barker. He retired from U.S. Department of Defense after 37 years of loyal service.
Paul was a very loving and caring man who never met a stranger. He had a love for all things challenging. MacGyver comes to mind when thinking of Paul, yet the end result of his task was always beautiful. Paul was a wonderful man who selflessly enjoyed making the people around him better.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his brother, Ronnie Barker.
Survivors include his mother, Dortha Barker; his loving wife of 11 years, Janice Apel Morgan; son, Jarrett Barker (Jana) of New Market; daughter, Keri Bell (Derek) of Madison; stepson, Jonathan Easterwood (Mandi); and stepdaughter, Jennifer (Wes) Harding, both of Cullman; and grandchildren, Anthony Sawyers, Aidyn and Savannah Bell, John Harding and Austin Easterwood.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moss Service Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
To leave condolences for the family, visit mossservicefh.com.
Moss Service Funeral Home directing.
Published on September 14, 2017
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