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Obituary – Brenda Rhea (Barker) Taylor (1944 – 2019)


Brenda Rhea (Barker) Taylor of Boles, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, June 16, 2019 in Ft. Smith with her family by her side. Brenda was born February 28, 1944 in El Paso, Texas to William Park Barker and Jean (Sims) Barker. She was 75 years old.

Brenda met and married the love of her life, Joe at a young age of 18. Together they lived, loved and was each others’ best friend, companion. They loved raising their daughters and even more so being grandparents and then great grandparents. Brenda enjoyed reading, flowers and doing jewelry and crafts. She was the oldest of 7 children so it was natural for her to be loving and caring about everyone she knew. She was a sweet spirited lady and loved by everyone.

Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 57 years, Joe of the home, two daughters, Brenda (Dennie) Crim of Trenton,Texas and Connie Shores of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Nanny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: David W. Crim, Jr., Krista Barrientos, Kasey Rutledge, JT Rutledge, Chaynee Malone and Justin Shores, as well as.her great grandchildren: Presslie Barrientos, Lucas Barrientos, Colt Rutledge, Matty Chandler, Kimberlynn Rutledge, Rhylee Rutledge, Bentley Rutledge, Emma Rutledge, Ayden Shores, Kaitlynn Shores and Haley Shores. Brenda is also survived by her siblings: Park Barker Jr. and wife Diane, John Barker Sr. and wife Judy, Becky Parks and husband Ronald, Joe Barker, Paula Helton and husband Brian and one sister in law, Velma Barker. Brenda will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jean Barker and one brother, Jimmy Neal Barker.

Brenda’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Dooley Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Brenda’s pallbearers will be David Crim Jr., Kasey Rutledge, Jacob Parks, Justin Parks, Dagian Barker and Matt Barrientos.

Brenda’s visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. You may leave words of remembrance for Brenda’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.

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