|Birth: ||May 21, 1931|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 2006|
Robert V. Barker, Sr., 74, of Georgetown died on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at his home.
R.V. was a lifelong resident of Georgetown. He was born on May 21, 1931, in Georgetown to Walter and Mamie (Ischy) Barker. He married Shirley Davis on September 1, 1952, in Bertram, Texas. He was owner and operator of RV's Meat Market.
R.V. was "Honey" to Mama, "Daddy" to us kids, "Papa" and "Pa" to the grandkids and great-grandkids. He was a wonderful and loving husband, the best Daddy in the world and a fun-to-be around Papa and Pa.
He taught hunting and fishing to us. He spent most of our younger lives getting our corks and hooks out of the trees. We caught more fish than he did. He had some really good stories to tell. He could Bar-B-Que with the best of them. He could cut meat faster than most. Need a water well witched? Call R.V. He loved tending to his cows and new bull. He was waiting for a new crop of calves to be born.
We will miss all these things and more about Honey, Daddy, Papa and Pa. We love you, Daddy, and we will miss you always! We know you and Steven are going fishing for the big ones.
We will take care of Mama and each other till we get to see you again. Daddy keep an eye on us. We love you forever.
Survivors include wife Shirley Barker of Georgetown; daughters, Charlotte Bamsch and husband Darrell, and Sharon Rodriguez, all of Georgetown, and Sherry Bamsch and husband Darvin of Jarrell; son Robert V. Barker, Jr. and wife Carolyn of Georgetown; grandchildren, Jeff Bamsch, Jen Gray and husband Daniel, all of Georgetown, Kim Briery and husband Paul of Hutto, Camie Bamsch of Jarrell, and Brian Barker and Stephanie Barker, both of Georgetown; great-grandchildren, Faith Briery and Madison Briery, both of Hutto; brothers, Wilburn Barker and wife Betty and Joe Barker and wife Polly, all of Georgetown.
Visitation was March 14 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel. Graveside services were held on March 14 at Berry Creek Cemetery with Pastor Anthony VanNoy officiating.
Pallbearers were Larry Barker, David Brown, Billy Davis, Chuck Davis, Ken Poteet and David Salyer.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Mickan, Roger Sedberry, Casey Jones, Jeff Bamsch, Kim Briery, Paul Briery, Jennifer Gray Daniel Gray, Camie Bamsch, Brian Barker, Stephanie Barker, Faith Briery and Madison Briery.
below was written by his grandson, age 31 at the time
Some of you who read this may have already had the pleasure of knowing Robert Vaden Barker, or R.V. as his many friends would call him. If you were never lucky enough to cross paths with him, it's very important to me and our family that you know what kind of man he was, and how much our "Pa" meant to us.
First and foremost, Pa was the kindest, friendliest, most genuinely good-hearted person that I've ever had the privilege of knowing. He opened almost every conversation with "How've you been?" or "You doin" ok?". He cared very deeply about everyone he knew, and his concern was not limited to his immediate family. He cared about everyone he knew. He could often be seen sitting outside his home on nice afternoons, waving hi to everyone who drove by. If you didn't wave back, that wouldn't stop him from waving again the next time you went past.
If you ever met Pa in person, he would go out of his way to make you feel at home and at ease in his presence. I don't think that Pa ever met a stranger. As a result of this, his friends are too many to list. He loved to make us laugh and smile, right to the very end of his time here with all of us. If there's one thing I want you to know about our Pa, it's the fact that he put our happiness before his, even when he was sick and not feeling well. I never heard the man say one single word in complaint.
Pa really enjoyed the outdoors. He spent a lot of time fishing, hunting, and generally enjoying everything God created outdoors. At the same time, Pa had a soft spot in his heart for animals: dogs, livestock and every kind of wild critter you could imagine. You name it, Pa probably raised it at one time or another in his life.
In his younger years and throughout his life, Pa worked very hard to provide for his family. He had, as he would say, "a lot of irons in the fire". How he found time for all of us, I will never know. Yet he took the time to let each of us know how much he cared for us, in so many ways. He was a very quiet man and didn't have to say much. He could speak volumes with just a few gentle words.
Pa was admired and respected by all of us who knew and loved him. He left a little piece of himself with all of us. I've known since I was five years old that I wanted to be like my Pa. He's taught us so very much. We should all strive to be more like Pa. He made the world a happier place to be, and we're all better for having known him.
We'll all see Pa again, in that big pasture in the sky, where the fish are always bitin' and deer season never ends. He'll be loved and missed more than any words I could ever write can convey.
I love you, Pa!
Walter Wilburn Barker (1904 - 1973)
Mamie Elizabeth Ischy Barker (1907 - 1996)
Shirley Jean Davis Barker (1935 - 2014)*
Wilburn Louis Barker (1926 - 2006)*
Walter Joseph Barker (1927 - 2010)*
Robert Vaden Barker (1931 - 2006)
Berry Creek Cemetery
Maintained by: charlotte barker bamsch
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Nov 08, 2004
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