Phillip I. Barker

July 24, 1931April 18, 2013

Phillip I. Barker, 81, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. He was born on July 24, 1931. Phil is survived by his wife Pat, sons Rob (Julie), their children Jennifer (DJ), Michael, Katherine and Matthew, and Ron, his son Ryan (Kaylee), brother Paul Barker (Marilyn) of Denver, CO, plus his blended family including Pam (Clark), Mark (Pamela), and Karen (Greg), and their combined seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by Shirley, his wife of 52 years, parents George and Gladys Barker, and sister JoAnn Crutcher. Phil attended Paseo High School and Kansas City Junior College before entering the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Glasco/Rexel in 2004 after 32 years as a wholesale electrical supply salesman. During his retirement years he enjoyed volunteering as a shuttle driver for the VA Hospital and was a big KU basketball fan. Phil was a member of South Summit Christian Church. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery South. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to South Summit Christian Church, 1121 SW Hook Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64082 or Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2013

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James Wilson

May 10, 2013

I just received the news of Phil's passing, as you know I worked with Phil for many years at Glasco. I have many fun memories of him, he taught me a lot in the electrical business. I hadn't seen him in years until last year I saw him, and he asked about a few co-workers we had worked with at Glasco. It was a privilege to have known Phil, may GOD bless your family.. James Wilson

April 23, 2013

Your Dad was the best!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe Saviano

Sharman Steeples

April 22, 2013


I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Our faith tells us he is in a good place. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Phil's death. It is hard to lose your parents. We enjoyed knowing Phil and want you to know that we are thinking of you all. We too have pleasant memories of Red Bridge Christian and our old neighborhood.
Bill and Pat Ross

Racheal Johnston

April 22, 2013

Ron, your father was a complete joy to have come visit at the front desk at Mark One when I was up there. He always had a smile for me when he came through the door and a smile when he left. When he retired I still got to hear about him through you! My heart ached this morning when you told me of his passing. He will be greatly missed and now he can grace Heaven's Gate with a smile and a ever lasting eternity of peace and love! Hope to run into him in Heaven when I get there! To the rest of the Barker Family my heart and prayers go out to you.

Love ya buddy,

Jennifer Rignell

April 22, 2013

What a wonderful man! He was a great friend to my grandparents and family! The Cunningham family will miss him!

Mike Scott

April 21, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Lots of great memories from Red Bridge Christian.

April 20, 2013

My thoughts are With you Ron and Rob. I have Many fond memories of the Church swimming parties at your home !!
Kim Henshaw-Goodman


April 20, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Barker. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.