Howard E Barker

May 9, 1937August 8, 2011

Howard Eugene Barker, 74, of Santa Paula, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in Santa Paula.

He was born May 9, 1937, in Maryville, Tenn. He was a resident of Ventura County for 65 years coming from Maryville. He worked as a truck driver for 25 years.

Howard was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his sister, Evelyn. Howard is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary; son, Howard and wife Leah; son, John; daughter Kim; brother, Charles Barker; sisters, Rose Silvers and Jean Claussen; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank Dr. Constantine, Dr. Deustch and the staff at Santa Paula Hospital for their care of Dad.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula. Funeral service and burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at Santa Paula Cemetery.

The Day God Called You Home A million times we've needed you, A million times we've cried. If love alone could've saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one else could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone. Part of us went with you, The day God called you home.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 11, 2011
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 12, 2011

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Tommy Manzer

August 13, 2011

Aunt Mary, Howard, John & Kim; Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar. We hope and pray that your memories of your Husband & Father will see you through the grief and fill the void he left behind. I treasure my childhood because of the time spent with Uncle Howard and all of you and the memories of so many times our families were together. I love you all and know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

MaryHelen D

August 12, 2011

John,I'm sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you John,and your family.

Betty Dowling Roina

August 12, 2011

So sorry for your loss. I think the last time I saw Howard was at the bowling alley. It was fun bowling with him. He was a pleasure to talk to.

August 11, 2011

John, My condolences to you, your mom Mary, brother Howard and sister Kim. This poem was given to me by a friend of mine recently that I would like to share with you.
"Our Family Chain is Broken"
It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you the day God took you home.On angels wings you left us to watch us from above. Though we're filled with sadness we feel your endless love. The memories we cling to help get us through the day. Sometimes the tears start flowing because we wnated you to stay.Our Family circle is broken a link gone from our chain. But although we are parted we know we'll meet again. May God Bless each of you...My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Lupe

Dee Dee McKeehan

August 11, 2011

Aunt Mary, Howard, John & Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and joy in your memories of a great husband and father. I hold fond memories of my time growing up there close to my heart. Love and miss you all.

michael adair

August 11, 2011

I used grew up in the same neighborhood as Howard he was always a kind helpful person . I am sorry to hear of his passing away.

Maria Hayward

August 10, 2011

Mary and Kim,

My thoughts and prayers are with you right now. I want you to know that even though we have driffted apart over the years I have and will always have good memories of you all. When I pass your house I would see Howard sitting at the table thru the window and it would make me remember our christmas that we've shared. He was a great man always smiling when we were around. I am very sorry for your loss.

August 10, 2011

John, Howie, Kim, Mary I am so very sorry to hear about your dad "Howie". We used to bowl and have alot of fun at the bowling alley a few years ago. He was a very good, nice guy I know he will be missed but not forgotten. Your friend Rudy Camacho