May 1, 1946 ~ September 19, 2021

Born in: Franklin, North Carolina
Resided in: Snellville, Georgia

Houston “Boe” Barker, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Walton Piedmont Hospital in Monroe, Ga.

World’s greatest Husband, Daddy, Pawpaw, Son-in-law, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Cousin, and friend.

He leaves behind his devoted, loving wife of 55 years, Delores (Jordan) Barker, 2 sons, Jeff Barker of Snellville, Ga., Randy Barker and wife Anthea Barker of Loganville, Ga. 1 daughter, Missy (Barker) Daigle and husband James Daigle of Monroe, Ga. 6 grandchildren, Daniel Daigle, Nathaniel Daigle, Kyler Daigle, Kadence Barker, Nevaeh Barker, and Aryana Barker. His mother-in-law Ms. Ethel Jordan of Snellville, Ga. 3 sisters, Ms. Louise Barker of Colombia, S.C., Ms. Marcelle (Barker) Jiles of Carrolton, Ga. And Mrs. Carol (Barker) Musholt and husband Paul Musholt of Panama City, Fla. 1 sister-in-law Ms. Cynthia Jordan of Snellville, Ga. And many cousins, nephews, nieces, and close friends.
Born in Franklin, N.C. on Lakey Creek in his house, the son of Marvin Barker and Esther (Martin) Barker.

“Boe” graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1965, married his bride Delores J. Barker in 1966 and soon started their family. He had several jobs, from Ford Motor Co., business owner, and eventually retired from Dekalb County Watershed Dept. He loved playing and coaching softball and led many girls’ youth leagues to championships. He also loved to coach soccer and especially when it was his children that he had the privilege of coaching. He was a dedicated Deacon, and song leader, he loved to sing in quartets and proclaimed the Joy of Jesus every chance he had. He was a beloved Husband, Daddy, Pawpaw, and Friend to so many. In his words, “If I go, or if I stay, I’m a winner either way.”

Daddy knew that in his weakness – God was his strength. Go rest High on that mountain – until we meet again, we love you!!

A Celebration of Life will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 3, at the Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with Rev. James Daigle and Pastor Lloyd Stancil officiating, the family will receive friends from 3:00 PM on Sunday until the Service hour at 4:00PM

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to INTERNATIONAL ORPHANAGES SCHOOLS C/O COMMUNITY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 6565 78TH AVE NORTH PINELLAS PARK FLORIDA,33781 OR TO WALK A MILE MINISTRIES P.O. BOX 400 PENDLETON SOUTH CAROLINA 29270 www.thewamproject.org

Services

Visitation: October 3, 2021 3:00 pm - October 3, 2021 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

Celebration of Life: October 3, 2021 4:00 pm - October 3, 2021 5:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-9811

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  1. CandleImageThanks for the memories Boe, will miss your spunky attitude and keeping it real.
    My sincere condolences to the family, I know this is a difficult time for all of you, but you know he’s in Heaven and you’ll see him again. Delores, may God bless and keep you until you meet again. 💜
    Joanne Swearingen

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Boe was so full of life, appearing to enjoy every minute. He will be missed dearly.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Boe appeared to live life to the fullest and enjoy every minute. He will be dearly missed.

  4. CandleImageGo and run free with the angels
    Dance around the golden clouds
    For the Lord has chosen you to be with him
    And we feel nothing but proud
    Although he has taken you home
    And our pain a lifetime will last
    Your memory will never escape us
    But make us glad for the time we did have
    Your face will always be hidden
    Deep inside our hearts
    Each precious moment you gave us
    Shall never, ever depart
    So go and run free with the angels
    As they sing so tenderly
    And please be sure to tell them
    To take good care of you for me ♥️

    Thank you for the love, Boe.
    What a special blessing you were to me!

  5. CandleImageHouston was a student of mine when he was in grade 10. He was a fine young man then, and continued to be a fine man as he went through life. I love/love him and shall always revere him and his memory. My love to Delores and the children.

    Dr. Gayle Goodin

  6. Well boe…. we hope you’re recovering all your rewards for YOUR faithfulness
    And continued always trusting and obeying our savior

    “On the last”

    We love you love always
    Laura &elvis

  7. Cuz, you will be missed. You were a good man and a dedicated family man. Even so long ago you were a good role model to both Randy and Myself. Always felt the Love from your family. God Bless Delores and family. Lots of Love to you all. 🙏🏻❤️

  8. As a Class Mate and knowing Boe for over 60 years he was a wonderful and caring person. We worked the last 14 years or so on our class reunion committee and he always showed his Christian life where ever he went. Go Rest On High My Friend and alot of will be joining you soon. God Bless Delores and all the family because there will always be a love for you all. Carlton & Beth Moon

  9. Delores. Can’t tell you exactly how I feel. It’s always hard for me to express my feelings at a time like this. Ask Carlton about my reaction.
    I only wish I had known Boe longer than I did. He always was so outgoing and loving like he had known me all our lives. I’m so glad Betty brought you and me together. I’m with you in Spirit and love.
    Mae Buice

  10. CandleImageDelores
    There are no words to tell you how sorry I am about Boe. He was always so kind and had a gentle spirit. May God hold you in his arms and give you the strength to handle all things coming your way. Jay thought the world of Boe and I’m sure they are rejoicing in heaven together. Take care of yourself. Love Brenda

  11. Missy, sending Love and Hugs from Sulphur, La. I know you wear the title “Daddy’s Girl” with great pride 💗
    Much Love,Jody Barrilleaux

  12. CandleImageDelores and family Prayers for all of you in the loss of Bo. We will miss him here but take joy in knowing we will see him again!

  13. I met Boe when I was in the eighth grade. He was an unforgettable guy. I was glad when we became friends again on Facebook. I loved to see pictures of his family trips and get togethers. I even went to some of the restaurants in Panama City that Boe recommended. He was a good man and I will never forget him. My prayers are with Delores and the family. 🙏🙏🙏

  14. CandleImageGreat man of God and a friend to all..Delores, may our Lord give you the peace knowing Boe is with him, our savior..He will be missed by many..

  15. CandleImageWhat can I say, such a good Godly man. Boe you will be missed so much.
    Prayers for Delores and the whole family.
    Our loss is heavens gain.

    Russell and Bonnie Shadix

  16. CandleImageOur dear fried Boe will definitely be missed but we can rejoice that he is with our Jesus and we will see him soon. Our prayers love and thoughts are with you Deloris and the family. We love each one of y’all. 💕🙏

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