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Rick Barker

December 6, 1947 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 71)




Richard (Rick) Alan Barker passed away on April 28, 2019 in Brooksville, Florida after

fighting lung cancer for 8 months.

He was born on December 6, 1947 to Richard E Barker and Bette Vivian Barker in

Blessings Hospital in Quincy Illinois. He is survived by his brother Reginald Barker of

Tucson, Arizona.

Rick attended Brown County High School, graduating in 1966. He later studied at

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois.

Rick served his country as a United States Marine and considered the USMC as his

“clan”. He was an active member of the Marine Corps League and was a vocal

supporter for Veteran’s rights.

Rick worked for Barker Brothers Equipment Company in Mt Sterling, the Illinois State

Lottery in Chicago and ran the The Diner cafe in Quincy, Illinois before retiring to Florida

in 2001.

He will be missed by those who loved him and for those who didn’t, well you know what

he would say.

Rest in Peace Brother

Per his request, cremation has been accorded and military honors will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the Hersman Cemetery in Hersman, Illinois by the United States Marine Corps Funeral Honors Detail and the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post # 374.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Semper Fi Fund ,  or they may be mailed to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

To send flowers to Rick's family, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
May 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Hersman Cemetery
Route 99 South
Hersman, Illinois 62353

Military Honors

Hersman Cemetery
Route 99 South
Hersman, Illinois 62353

There will be no visitation


Semper Fi Fund
825 College Blvd, Suite 102, Oceanside CA 92057
Tel: 1-760-725-3680

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