William Barker

July 9, 1931March 12, 2013

BARKER, WILLIAM L. "BUD," 81, of Louisville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 after a long and difficult struggle with Parkinson's. He was a graduate of Flaget High School, a retired Chemical Operator at BF Goodrich and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. His favorite pastimes were playing the ponies and watching TV sports, as well as a loyal UofK basketball fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willliam and Mae Barker; sisters, Jeanette Olson Doris Hensley and Eloise Eichler; and niece, Daphne Olson. Survivors include his 13 nieces and nephews, David, Donald, Dane, (Becky), Danny, (Jill), Darrell, (Tracy) Olson, Glen, Greg, (Louise), Steve, (Virginia), Susan Hensley, Debby Rubles, (Les), Diane Olson, Deanna Barker, (Danny) and Denise Edge, (David). His Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 5505 New Cut Rd. with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations go to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center in William's "Bud" memory, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018. Please share your condolences with the family by visiting our website at


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2013

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Greg & Louise Hensley

March 16, 2013

All together again, Nan, Pawpaw, Mom(Delores), Elouise, Jeanette, and now Bud, back home.

Bob and Bonnie Hodges

March 15, 2013

Here's to you Mr Barker, all pain is gone.

Susan, Steve, Virginia Hensley

March 15, 2013

Uncle Bud, a candle for you.

Virginia Hensley

March 15, 2013

Uncle Bud, you will be missed by each and everyone of us. The love that you shared with each member of your family was very special.Your a peace now, able to walk and move about with the Lord at your side, thank you Jesus. Uncle Bud we never took our trip to Hawaii together, but in my heart we already have. Thank you for letting me share in this wonderful family and sharing your awesome love. Love you. Virginia

Darrell Olson

March 15, 2013

An orinary man who lived an ordinary life who will be missed.