|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1946|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1960|
Mother: Fern Wilma (Walton) Barker
The Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, "Storms Hit Wide Areas Of Texas", by United Press International, Thursday, July 21, 1960, p. 12-B:
Violent thunderstorms - packing high wind, hail and tornadoes - ripped wide sections of Texas again Wednesday, and lightning struck and killed a 14-year-old boy near Port Arthur. The victim was Eddie Barker, Jr., who lived at Groves, Tex., a suburb of Port Arthur. Apparently, no one saw the lightning strike him during a thunderstorm that raked the area. His body was found near a drainage ditch. Justice of the Peace Fanny Moye ruled that he died from electrical shock....
...The article continues to report of damages to other areas around the state.
1) FamilySearch - Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997
2) FamilySearch - Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976 [images online], Eddie Lee Barker Jr., #43340
Eddie Lee Barker (1906 - 1989)
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Plot: Section 22
Created by: Missy Ivey
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92384030
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