• Wendal F. Barker


Wendal F. Barker, 82, of Wortham, passed from this life in Groesbeck on Saturday morning, June 18, 2022. He was born in the Shreveport, LA, area on May 21, 1940, to Charlie David Barker and Doris Stie Barker. He was a sales representative for Community Coffee, retiring after 20 years. He enjoyed camping and traveling and always “wanted to see what was down that road.” Classic cars and antique tractors were a passion of his and he enjoyed seeing them at shows. Some of his greatest times were spending time with the grandchildren, nieces and nephews and playing 42. Wendal and Marygayle attended Lakeside United Methodist Church and First Baptist in Wortham over the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Doris; and a brother, Jerry Barker.

He is survived by his wife, Marygayle Barker of Wortham; son, Paul Barker of Wortham; and grandchildren, Samuel Barker and Katie Barker. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation with the family was Wednesday evening, June 22, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield. Graveside services were held at the Whitehouse Cemetery in Whitehouse at the pavilion, officiated by Pastor Tolli of Lakeside United Methodist Church. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Cohee, David Escobar, Richard Pickett, Roger McElroy, Bill Capers and Pat Holiday.

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