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Obituary – Robin Barrett Barker (1959-2023)

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Robin B. Barker, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on January 20, 2023 in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born on January 15, 1959 in Mena, Arkansas to Lone and Mildred (Simkins) Barker. Robin was 64 years old.

Robin grew up in and around the Boles area. He married the love of his life, Brenda McEntire. Together they grew up and started their life. Robin joined the Air Force for some time yet returned home and became a Master Carpenter at the ripe old age of 17 doing odd jobs with his Big brother Bill. He felt he needed new scenery in his profession so he ventured up North to form a partnership and lifelong friendship with Bilt Rite Framing where he worked tireless hours providing for his family, he was a hard working man. He would later retire some 26 years later and make his final resting place at home spending all of his time with his children and grandchildren that he loved so much.

Robin leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Brenda of the home; daughters Emily (punkin) and husband Lance, Jessie  and husband Bobby all of Waldron, Arkansas, one son Barrett  and Amber of Oregon. Papa (Poppy) will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Brendan (Jessica Holt), Addison, Victoria , Kaylee , Lidge  (Daleigh Hunt), Elam ,and precious  Stella . Robin is also  remembered by one sister Patsy Slagle and husband Bill of Boles, Arkansas and one brother Bill Barker also of Boles, Arkansas. And a Host of nieces and nephews that he cherished so much. Robin will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family and friends he loved dearly.

Robin was preceded in death by his parents, Lone and Mildred Barker, siblings: Loyd “Bub” Barker, William “Mack” Barker, Roseann Barker Isham and June Barker Hawkins Horton.

Robin’s celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Robin’s visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

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