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Rufus James "Buck" Barker
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1924
Death: Apr. 20, 2009, USA

LEVELLAND — Rufus "Buck" Barker went to meet his Lord on April 20, 2009. Services are at 4:30 p.m. today at Fifth Street Baptist Church in Levelland with Rev. Roy Prather, pastor, officiating.

Burial follows in City of Levelland Cemetery under the direction of George Price Funeral Home in Levelland.

Born Oct. 14, 1924, he was the son of Johnnie Robert and Ethel Barker. He excelled in track and football.

In 1943 he married Johnnie Mankin; she preceded him in death.

He married Carolyn in 1981 and they combined their children into one family. Mr. Barker worked for Amoco for 34 years and then worked for United Wells. He will be missed by all who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; sisters Jo Wallace, Juanita Green and Julia Rhea Roberts —who joined him in heaven on the same day; son-in-law Eddie Tienda and granddaughter Bryton Dobson.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn Barker; a brother, Johnnie Barker; children Mary and husband Bobby Andrews of Fort Worth, Steve and wife Jeri Barker of Big Spring, and Kathy and husband Richard Crawford, Amee and husband Scott Dobson, LeAnn and husband Anthony Estrada, Kim Gafford, all of Levelland; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and an innumerable number of lives he touched.Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lubbock.To leave online condolences, visit

Published in the Herald-Banner on 4/23/2009

Family links: 
  Johnnie R Barker (1891 - 1972)
  Ethel Mae Stapp Barker (1895 - 1969)
  Johnnie Louise Mankin Barker (1926 - 1978)
  Julia Rhea Barker Roberts (1918 - 2009)*
  Johnnie E. Barker (1922 - 2009)*
  Rufus James Barker (1924 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Levelland Municipal Cemetery
Hockley County
Texas, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill (inactive)
Record added: Mar 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25313574
Rufus James Buck Barker
Added by: Marsha P
Rufus James Buck Barker
Added by: Bill (inactive)
Rufus James Buck Barker
Added by: Bill (inactive)
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Worked for Amoco for 34 Years. Now it is part of BP Co.
- Jackie M. Isham, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 23, 2009

- Jackie M. Isham, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 23, 2009
Buck was not only a Gentleman, he was a Gentle Man. I loved you dearly and will miss you. What a great man you were!
- Marsha P
 Added: Apr. 22, 2009

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