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Joseph Willard Barker
April 27, 1948 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Joseph (Papa Joe) Willard Barker, 75, passed away peacefully at Moore-Few Care Center on Monday, August 7, 2023 following a lengthy illness. Joe was born April 27th, 1948 in Holden, MO to Willard and Betty (Cox) Barker.
Joe grew up in Holden, MO and traveled the majority of his life. He later settled in Nevada, MO where he operated the salvage yard and several car lots. Joe had a love for fast cars and fishing.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Roy, Don, Larry, Eddie, and Marvin; and a son, Vince Barker. Survivors include his son, James (Amber) Barker; daughter-in-law, Michelle Barker Zibert; his step mother, Anna Barker; grandchildren, Braxton, Blaise, Casey, Emily, Trenton, and Clayton; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Gary Clark officiating. Joe’s wishes were to be cremated and a Committal service will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, next to his son, Vince. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.