David Creighton Barker went to fish with Jesus on Friday, June 8, 2012. Dave was born April 29, 1967, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Charles and Linda (Parker) Barker.
Dave had lived in Lillooet, British Columbia, which is a small town in the Frazier River Valley until his family moved to Hoquiam in 1974. He graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1986.
Dave was an assistant manager at Dennis Company in South Aberdeen where he worked for the past 11 years. He had previously worked for Everlast Systems and also as a manager for the Tilt arcade in the Southshore Mall.
On October 26, 1994, Dave married Molly Meyer in Reno, Nev. She survives him at the family home in Central Park. He was a very caring husband, supporting his wife in her many volunteer activities.
Dave was very active in the Grays Harbor Rifle and Pistol Club where he was the secretary; he also belonged to the NRA and supported the Montesano Church of God. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting, he was an excellent marksman and reloaded his own ammunition. He had also enjoyed mountain biking and radio controlled airplanes.
His mother Linda Hanson passed away in 2011.
In addition to his loving wife Molly he is also survived by his son, Nathan Barker-House; and daughter, Amy Barker both of Aberdeen; his parents, Chuck and Pauline Barker of Vance, Ala.; his siblings, Carolee Harris of Aberdeen, Laura Stanley and Larry Hayes both of Alabama. He was very proud of his many nieces and nephews, and especially close to his niece, Krissy Harris of Kent.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Montesano Church of God with a reception following in the fellowship hall. The family is requesting family and friends bring stories and photos of Dave to share. Memorials are suggested to the Grays Harbor Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., P.O. Box 645, Aberdeen, WA 98520 or the Montesano Church of God, 317 East Spruce St., Montesano, WA 98563.
To sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.