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James Robert "Bob" Barker

James Robert “Bob” Barker, age 82, of Eaton, OH passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Fort Hamilton Hospital.  He was born December 17, 1938 in Fountain City, IN to the late Robert J. and Marie K. (Watts) Barker.  Bob was a US Army Veteran who served with the 82nd Airborne.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #215, Eaton, OH and 82nd Airborne Dayton Chapter; member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton; and a member of the New Paris Masonic Lodge, F&AM #106 and New Paris Eastern Star.  Bob also was a 25-year tour guide for Educational Travel.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather Russell Conner; and brothers Wilbur Barker, David Barker and Bill Barker.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Barker of Eaton; stepdaughters: Patricia (Fred) McMaken of Greenville, OH, Marcia Shute of New Paris, OH and Jim (Sharon) Shute of West Alexandria, OH; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister Dorothy McMillan of Richmond, IN; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 11:00 am at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, OH.  Interment will follow at Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, OH.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or First Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Decatur Street, Eaton, OH 45320. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Dear Betty and Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a wonderful man, always so kind. May God bless you in your memories of him and support you in your grief. Many prayers for you all, Cheryl (McCarty) Jennewine

Cheryl Jennewine Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all during this sad and difficult time. May God shine His loving light upon you and give you strength and courage in the upcoming days.

Heather Lindsey Sep 3 2021 12:00 AM

Betty, Pat, Jim and Marcia: Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

Ed Newman Sep 2 2021 12:00 AM

With love and caring from the David Barker family

The David Barker family Sep 1 2021 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to you Dorthy and your Brothers and rest of family. Lots of years riding school bus together. Was neighbors on boundry road several years. Im still bowling Dorothy!!

Nellie Cheek Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

Im so deeply sorry for your loss Betty and family

Margie Cail Stevenson Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

From Tim and Sue Hutson, Jillian, Brett, and Calvin Toothman

Tim and Sue Hutson, Jillian, Brett, and Calvin Toothman Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family

Barbara Suggs Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

Gone from this earth but not from our hearts. We will keep you all in our prayers. Love you.

Dorine and Randy Minnehan Aug 27 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I grew up living across the street from them in New Paris. Prayers for your family.

Nancy J Sexton Aug 27 2021 12:00 AM

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