Mr. Emmet Alton Barker, 89, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, May 23, 2019, at Forest Ridge Assisted Living.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Steve LeaShomb officiating. Burial followed in the Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military rites.
The family received friends from 11 a.m., until 1 .p.m., on Saturday; two hours prior to the funeral service.
Mr. Barker was born in Ashe County, N.C., on September 28, 1929 to the late William and Pearl Hamby Barker.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After service, he ran Barker’s Paint and Body Shop. He attended Midway Baptist Church. Emmet was always willing to help his family and friends out; always had a smile on his face. He was very active right until his sickness.
Mr. Barker was a friendly soul who never met a stranger. He enjoyed collecting vintage car tags and other antiques. Most of the time you could find him at the garage with the boys.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wylene Blevins Barker; his twin sons, Ronnie and Randy Barker; his brothers, Lee Barker, Fred Barker, Gene Barker, and Millard Barker.
Mr. Barker is survived by: four grandchildren, Heather Peters and husband, Marty, of Crumpler, Nathan Barker and wife, Candace, of Deep Gap, Callie Lewis and husband, Dalton, of Jefferson and Luke Barker, of Jefferson; three great-grandchildren, Harper and Hadley Peters, of Crumpler and Silas Barker, of Deep Gap; daughter-in-law, Nancy Barker; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorials may be made to the Wallace Cemetery, C/O Maude Goodman, 1069 Old Hwy 16, Jefferson, NC 28640.
The pallbearers were Marty Peters, Dalton Lewis, Greg Holman, Jeff Wallace, Mike Johnson, Scott Gouge; a honorary pallbearer, Harper Peters.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.