Milton - Harold Wells Barker, age 84, of 10977 Hwy. 62 North, Milton, NC, died Thursday, June 26, 2008 in Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, North Carolina.
He was born on June 13, 1924 in Caswell County, North Carolina, a son of Harvey and Lucille Wells Barker.
He was married to Virginia Ward Barker of the home, who survives. Mr. Barker was a World War 11 veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a retired dairy farmer and cattle dealer and a member of Milton United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Wells Barker of Beaufort NC and Mike Barker of Arapahoe, NC; two brothers, William Barker of Milton, NC and Wayne Barker of Semora, NC; four sisters, Sue Chattin of Danville, VA, Frances Kirby of Semora, NC, Ann Gravitte of Surfside Beach, SC and Dailey Hardee of Greenville, NC; three grandchildren, Kyle Barker of Roxboro, NC, Jason Barker of Marietta, Georgia and Troie Barker of Carrboro, NC, and one great grandchild, Kylie Jean Barker of Roxboro, NC.
Including his parents, he was predeceased by a son, David Barker; two sisters, Margaret Hepler and Laura Brendle and one brother, James Barker.
Graveside services were held at 3:00 pm Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Cedars Cemetery, Milton, NC with the Reverend Clarence Garner and Reverend John Upton officiating. The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Milton United Methodist Church.
Townes Funeral Home, 215 West Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.