Theodore “Ted” C. Barker, 76, of Anderson passed away on March 28, 2019 at Community Hospital Anderson surrounded by family following an extended illness. He was born in Noblesville on November 5, 1942 to Byron and Maxine (Clidence) Barker.
Ted is a graduate of Vernon Township High School (1960) where he played trumpet in the marching band. He worked in construction for most of his life and very much enjoyed woodworking. He was a talented craftsman who had a passion for cars (well, FORDS!) and may have engaged in a drag race or two when he was younger. Ted will be lovingly remembered as a storyteller with a great sense of humor who truly valued the relationships he had with his family and high school classmates with whom he became life-long friends. Ted was also a member of Cyntheanne Christian Church.
Ted is survived by his loving wife, Mariena (Misner) Barker; two sons, Jeffrey Barker of Holdenville, OK and Tommy Barker of Muncie; one daughter, Crystal (Scott Wagner) Kirby of Anderson; three step sons, Bob (Becky) Kramer of Fortville, David (Melissa) Crull of Anderson, and Daniel (Amber) Crull of Alexandria; two step daughters, Tina (Karl) Moore of Anderson, Lori West of Anderson; and one daughter-in-law, Kelly Jones. Also surviving are two brothers, Philip (Cathi) Barker of Westfield and Tommy Huffman of Florida; two sisters, Nancy Pelsue of Lapel and Beth Warren of Noblesville; a special friend and caregiver, Anita Swafford; and many other loving family members, friends and classmates.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Cyntheanne Christian Church (13151 Cyntheanne Road, Fishers, IN) with Pastor Brent Emerick officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the service. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Keller Mortuary to help defray funeral expenses.