The Obit For Tommy Barker

Tommy Kenneth (Hoss) Barker
(November 1, 1941 - September 10, 2012)

Published in The Birmingham News from September 11 to September 12, 2012

Tommy Kenneth (Hoss) Barker, passed away September 10, 2012 at the age of 70. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Stella Barker; sisters, Virginia King, Jewel Hopkins,and Faye Merritt; and brothers, James Barker, Raybourn Barker, and Jerome Barker.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy; his daughters, Candace Ragsdale (Jay Clark), and Christy (Mike) Watson; grandsons, Ben Ragsdale and Blake Ragsdale; granddaughters, Sarah Watson, Anna Watson, and Leah Watson; and sisters, Geraldine Murphree and Jeanette Wilson.

In 1962, Tommy signed with the Detroit Tigers Baseball Company and played two seasons with the Thomasville Tigers Minor League. He also played for the Birmingham Amateur Baseball Federation.

Tommy was blessed with a loving family and many special friends that could share in his love for hunting and fishing.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 11AM - 1PM, with a funeral service beginning at 1 PM at Gardendale Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at Oakwood Memorial Gardens.