Ronald A. Barker, 73, of Mentone, passed at 2 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester.
Ron was born on Feb. 18, 1947, in Warsaw, to the late Ralph C. and Donna Jean (Fuller) Barker. He married on Aug. 4, 1966 in Sacred Heart Church in Warsaw, to Sue Ann Lucas, she survives.
He was a 1965 graduate of Warsaw High School. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he was a Radioman retiring after 22 years on Sept. 1, 1988, with the rank of E7 Chief Petty Officer. He worked for ITT Aerospace Communications for 20 years retiring in Jan. of 2009 as a Comsec Communications Managing Supervisor.
He was currently serving as Vice-President of the Bell Aircraft Museum. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone for 31 years serving as a Trustee. He was a leader of CIA Thursday Night Bible Study with the young adults as well as being the director of Awana Club. He had also been an EMT in Mentone. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling with his family in his camper all around the country.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Missy (Bill) Kidd; grandsons: Tyler (Harley) Kidd, Mason Kidd and Gaige Kidd; great grandsons: Gabe, Nate and Zech; sister, Diane Wenzel, Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Dennis Barker and Stephen Barker.
A memorial service will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the First Baptist Church 206 South Oak Street Mentone, with Pastor Michael Wilhite officiating. Military honors will follow the service performed by the Warsaw American Legion Post #49.
Memorial visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the First Baptist Church 206 South Oak Street Mentone.
A final remembrance place will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Arrangements are entrusted to King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone