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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Donald Francis Barker, age 89, entered the presence of God on December 6. He was born on August 12, 1927 to Richard Hobbs and Marie Blanchard Barker.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rivers; his parents, Richard H. and Marie Barker; his brother, Richard, Jr.; and sisters, Marie Ware and Sally Licalzi.

He is survived by his brother, Robert and sister Mary Frances Schneider; sons, Donald, Jr. and Stephen; daughters, Mary Bried, Roberta Schroeder and Lucie Berryhill; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A resident of Lockport, LA for most of his life, Donald was a loyal member of Holy Savior Catholic Church. He was a local businessman (Lockport Sales and Service, Rentalease), a past president of the local Rotary Club, and supported and participated in many community activities. He was involved in the Louisiana Automobile Association in several capacities, including serving as Chairman of the Board (1981-82) and as Chairman of the LADA Self-Insurers Trust Fund from its inception in 1982 to 2001. An avid golfer, he helped establish the Sugarland Golf Course in Matthews, LA and was a long-time member.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Savior Catholic Church on Friday, December 16, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to Holy Savior Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.