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Robert Barker

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Robert F. Barker (Bob), 82 passed away peacefully on December 25, 2021 at Abrazo Hospital in Goodyear. Bob was born September 15, 1939 in Phoenix, AZ. He served proudly in the United States Air Force. After his military service, Bob worked for the Arizona Highway Patrol followed by a 35+ year career in the food industry as a salesman, buyer, food broker executive and brand manager. Bob retired in 2009.

In his retirement, Bob was an enthusiastic golfer and an avid member of the Scottsdale Gun Club as well as a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Bob was a wonderful father, a kind man, and an excellent cook. He will be missed by all who knew and loved hm. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Terry Barker and his sons Scott (Elisa), Rob (Jamie), and Brent (Emily) and his daughter Teresa (Bob) and 8 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Emery Barker (Jackie) of Tucson, Arizona.

Thompson Funeral Chapel has made the following arrangements: A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 12 at 9:30AM at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Arizona. A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 12:30pm, followed by a burial service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bob’s honor to the Arizona Humane Society.

2 Comments on “Robert Barker

  1. The past 5 1/2 years has been a hard journey for Bob, and his loving wife, Terry who made his last year’s memorable, loving, and comfortable.
    May you Rest In Peace Bob, you will be missed.

  2. Bob helped me in the food brokerage business by his integrity, acumen and kindness. I am forever grateful!
    I pray for Terry and your family that you may be comforted and blessed.
    Ken Farnsworth Jr.
    Rhodes

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