Paul Raymond Barker

Roxana | Wednesday, September 24 2014

Paul Raymond Barker, 77, of Roxana, IL, died at 7:00 p.m. Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Alton, IL to the late George William & Susie Lucille (Jones) Barker.

On Sept. 20, 1955, he and Lois W. McKinney were married in East Alton, IL and she survives in Roxana.

Paul retired from Olin in 1999 after 26 years of service as a firefighter.  He also served the Roxana community as a firefighter for over 20 years, attaining the rank of Assistant Chief.  He was a member of the Madison County Firefighters Association.

In addition to his wife of almost 59 years, he is survived by: a son, David (Maggie) Barker of East Alton, 2 daughters, Diana (Rev. Randy) Bryant and Robin (Steve) Faison, both of Vero Beach, FL, 5 grandchildren, Paul, Rachel, Emily, Abigail & Michael, 2 great-grandchildren, Lily & Daisy, a sister, Mary Ann Landreth of Bunker Hill, IL and 3 brothers, John (Ann) Barker of Brighton, IL, Dale Barker of Alton and Butch (Viola) Barker of Brighton.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ed, Bill & Bob Barker.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:30 a.m. Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at Peace Freewill Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach, IL with Rev. Randy Bryant officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Madison County Firefighters Scholarship Fund which Paul was proud to have helped established.

Online information and guestbook may be found at

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