Melville - Funeral services for Patrick "P.T." Hood Barker, Sr. will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville. Mr. Ronnie Barker will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the First United Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Melville.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:30 PM.
Mr. Barker passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Patrick was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He served his country during WWII and was honorably discharged. He was awarded the M-1 MKM Rifle award, the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal of Japan. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post #10030 in Melville and then transferred to the VFW Post in Marksville.
He enjoyed being outdoors, trapping, hunting, fishing and gardening. Most of all, he loved spending time with his large family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sons, Patrick Hood Barker, Jr. and Lisa of Palmetto, Kenny Barker, Sr. of Melville, Jerry Barker, Sr. of Lafayette, Russell Barker and wife, Sandra of Melville; his daughters, Effie Hilda Barker of Palmetto, Judy Barker of Port Barre, Rose Quirk and husband, Gerry of Opelousas; his brothers, Elvis Barker, Donald Jean Barker, Ronnie Barker, Gary Barker, Thomas Barker, Roy Barker and his sister, Lollie Mae Meyers. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren (5 generations deep).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Ann Barker; his parents, Elisha Barker and Effie Pierce Barker; his three daughters, Earline Duvall, Brenda Barker and Sylvia Tate; one sister, Hilda Barker; two brothers, John "Bub" Barker and Leslie Barker.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, 607 1st Street, Melville, LA 71353, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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