George Barker of Marshall, Texas died on Tuesday July 29, 2014. He was the husband of Irene Janyssek Barker of Marshall, TX. He was the father of Georgia Barrows (husband Stephen) and Rita Weted (husband George) both of Branford. He is survived by his grandchildren, Yvonne Andrews and Jason Weted, both of Branford; his great-grandchildren Ryan Andrews, Aubrey Weted, and Nolan Weted, all of Branford, his sister Mary Briggs of Branford, his nephew Stewart Briggs of Branford, and his step-children Theres Burkes of Boise, ID and Dr. Joe Beaman of Austin, TX. He was predeceased by his first wife Theresa Goclowski Barker, his son William Barker, and his brother Clarence Barker.
George was born in Bristol, CT on November 26, 1918, son of the late Elwood & Annie Conway Barker. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force in World War II. He was a Supervisor at Echlin-Dana in Branford for many years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of American Legion Post 83 in Branford, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marshall, TX, the Marshall Art League, and the Shreveport Art Club.
Services and burial will be private. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford is in care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 83, 243 North Main St., Branford, CT 06405.
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