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Robert L "Pete" Barker, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1927
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 2005
Napa County
California, USA

The following Obituary was provided by Denise Ratterman Jackson
Robert L. "Pete" Barker Sr.

Robert L. Barker Sr., known to friends and family as "Pete," passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 in Napa at the age of 78 years. A native of Anthony, N.M., Pete was born on Aug. 5, 1927 to Robert and Myrtle (Hester) Barker. He and his family moved to Napa when he was 6 years old. He was reared and educated here. During World War II, Pete joined in the U.S. Navy and served in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater. Upon discharge, he returned to Napa and took a job with the Department of Forestry as a truck driver. He then started working at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo as a fireman and truck driver, a job he held for nearly 17 years. As a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 490, he then drove trucks for C-Line Trucking of Napa. Before retiring, he went to work for the Napa County Road Department, also as a truck driver. Besides the Teamsters Union, Pete was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Napa and a long-time volunteer at Yountville Cemetery.

Pete is survived by his children, Bob Barker Jr. of Napa, Susanne Heath of Hidden Valley Lake and Shannon L. Barker of Vallejo. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Barker, in 2000, and his daughter, Paulette Clark in 1977.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 1 p.m. Monday, with Chaplain Lee Shaw officiating, at the Chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail, Napa.

Internment will be in Yountville Cemetery, Yountville. Visitation will be between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions to Yountville Cemetery, P.O. Box 2256, Yountville, CA 94599 are requested. You are invited to sign an online guestbook for Pete at

From Napa Register historical archives.
Family links: 
  Robert Hardin Barker (1887 - 1961)
  Myrtle B Hester Barker (1895 - 1970)
  Doris Laura Caldwell Barker (1931 - 2000)
  Paulette Lorraine Barker Clark (1954 - 1977)*
  Glen Maurice Barker (1914 - 1978)*
  Wendell G Barker (1916 - 1969)*
  Robert L Barker (1927 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
"US Navy World War II"
George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery
Napa County
California, USA
Created by: Kathleen Lenkeit
Record added: Mar 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34598844
Robert L Pete Barker, Sr
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