04/17/13 — Elder Eury Eugene Barker, 79, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2013, at his residence, with his loving family by his side.
He was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Carter County, a son of the late James and Iva Barker Barker.
Eury became a born again Christian in May 1969 and soon after began preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was an ordained minister for 43 years at Clifty United Baptist Church and served as moderator at different churches for many years. Eury was retired from General Refactories at Hitchins.
Beside his parents, Eury was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Henderson; one brother, James Barker Jr.; and one sister, Marcella Wallace.
Eury is survived by his wife of 59 years, Emily "Emma" Carroll Barker; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Terry Allen and Patty Barker, David and Jan Barker and James "Jamie" Barker all of Olive Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Darrell Eldridge of Olive Hill; nine grandchildren, Jody Henderson, Ronnie Henderson, Christopher Barker, Amanda Barker, Jason Barker, Cassandra Barker, Allison Barker, Patrick Eldridge and Tanner Eldridge; seven great grandchildren, MaKayla Henderson Barker, Ashtin Henderson, Emilee Henderson, Kayla Richmond, Hunter Richmond, August Barker and Link Wagoner; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Earsel and Frances Barker of Olive Hill and Larry and Shirley Barker of Ashland, Ohio. He also leaves many other family members, church family and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Clifty United Baptist Church in Olive Hill with Elder Robie Baier, Elder Burnard Johnson, Elder Louie Baier and Elder J. D. Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Carroll Cemetery on Rattlesnake Ridge.
Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill and after 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, and 9 a.m. Sunday at Clifty United Baptist Church in Olive Hill.
Jody Henderson, Ronnie Henderson, Jason Barker, Patrick Eldridge, Tanner Eldridge and Bo Mayo will serve as pallbearers.
Donations may be made in Eury’s memory to St. Claire Hospice, 222 Medical Circle Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.