William Carl Barker

January 24, 1932January 31, 2019

William "Bill" Barker, age 87, of Brandon, Florida passed away on Thursday January 31, 2019. William was born January 24, 1932 in Lake Mary, Florida.

Bill was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he graduated from Andrew Jackson High, and was elected to the athletic hall of fame. Bill played minor league baseball for the New York Yankees Farm Team. He also proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War conflict. Later, Bill graduated from the University of Florida. He retired from sales management at Allstate in 1994 to Anna Maria Island, Florida. Bill was married to the love of his life, Marjorie, for 68 years. He was a devout Catholic and loved the Florida Gators.

William is survived by his wife, Marjorie Barker; son Greg Barker (Dorene); son Carl Barker (Maria); and son Kevin Barker (Marcie), as well as seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.


A visitation for William will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, Florida 33511. A funeral service will occur Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM, 2323 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, Florida 33511. A graveside service will occur Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main St N, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Barker family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 8, 2019

William Carl Barker

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Tim Savoy

February 7, 2019

I will always have fond memories of how kind and supportive my uncle Bill was to me and my family. He was a great man and will be missed. My prayers are with the Barker family at this time.

Robert Ward

February 6, 2019

To Carl and Family,
Although we can't imagine how this loss has affected you and your family, please know that we are here to support you in any way we can. We wish you and your family healing, peace, and comfort. May you celebrate your father's life and feel supported as you grieve his passing.
Take care and rest,
Robert and Binal Ward

Alan "Bart" Bartholomew

February 5, 2019


I will pray for you and your family, that God will comfort you during this difficult time and help you celebrate the joy of your Father's life.

~God Bless, Bart

Robin Brower

February 5, 2019

"On behalf of the Enterprise Architecture Branch, J-5 SPFI"

To Carl and Family,

With a heavy heart, please accept our deepest condolences on the death of your Dad. Anything in the world cannot replace His love, but if you are strong enough to face the world, then He would smile at you from heaven and say "Stay strong!" May the love of God and peace of the Holy Spirit be with both you and your family during this difficult time.

~Fondly, Robin Brower

Nancy Orvis

February 5, 2019

Dear Carl and Maria,
Our sympathies go out to you and your family upon the loss of your father this past week. With condolences to you all, the Nancy Orvis and Michael Fistere Family