Robert R. Barker Sr., 96, of Little Rock and recently of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014,in Hot Springs. He was born in Durant, Okla., on Dec. 16, 1917, to the late Robert O. and Pearl Spencer Barker.
He enjoyed his large family and leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Rudene; a son, Robert R. Barker Jr. (Bonnie) of Little Rock; daughters, Constance Manzer of Hot Springs Village and Joan Walker (Karl) of Benton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many friends and family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Christie; his parents; five sisters; a son, Ronald Barker; and a granddaughter, Kelly.
The Rev. Dr. Karen Akin will officiate at the funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211 (phone 501-224-8300). Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice In-Patient Center, 300 Werner St., 5 West, Hot Springs, AR 71913 (phone 501-622-4677).
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.