Jerry D. Barker
Jerry D. Barker, 80, of Washington, Ind., went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, Ind.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1941, in Dekalb, Ill., to the late Ralph and Lela Goodlet Barker.
Jerry was a 1959 graduate of the Central High School of Greene County (now known as Switz City High School). After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1965. During three of those five years, Jerry worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Upon discharge from the military, Jerry married Shirley Harden, and she preceded him in death on June 14, 1999. Together, they had one daughter, Lisa.
Jerry spent many years living in Corydon, Ind., and was very active in their community. He later moved to Washington, Ind., and, on Aug. 12, 2000, he married Sandra Greer Barker. Jerry worked in financing for many years before retiring after 35 years at Personal Finance. He loved to golf, bowl, fish, mow his yard, scratch lottery tickets and watch IU basketball. Jerry loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Surviving Jerry is his wife, Sandra Greer Barker of Washington; his daughter, Lisa Wernert (Gerry) of Mooresville, Ind.; his step-children, Deanna Gregory of Washington and Chadd Gregory of Washington; his son-in-law, Andrew Herndon; grandchildren, Bryant Heffernan, Timothy Wernert, Tyler Wernert (Dani), Cheyanne Stone (Dakota Butler), Lizzy Herndon, Jalen Stone and Kailey Gregory; great-grandchildren, Hailey Heffernan, Charlotte Wernert and Lincoln Wernert; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lela; his first wife, Shirley Harden Barker; his stepdaughter, Misty Gregory Herndon; and his siblings, Jimmy Barker, Nancy Marion, Ralph Barker and Donnie Baker.
Visitation for Jerry will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Southwind Wesleyan Church, 1782 Troy Road, Washington, IN 47501.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at 12 p.m. with Pastor Phil Kessen officiating.
Friends and family may visit Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, IN 47404.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at goodwinsievers.com.
Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Jerry and his family.