Harold Barker

Harold E. "Butch" Barker

1946 - 2020
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Harold Edward “Butch” Barker, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on July 16, 2020. He was 74. He was born July 6th, 1946 in Havre de Grace, MD, to James Clarence and Effie Pearl Barker.

Mr. Barker is survived by his wife Sharon Barker, daughter Tanya Christley, son-in-law Nathan Christley, grandsons Hunter and Colton Stemple, step-daughters, Janelle Walden, Stephanie “Mandy” White and grandsons Caleb, Levi, Jake and Phillip White, his brother David Barker of Oldsmar, FL, and sister Betty Earls of Havre de Grace, MD. He was also a very special grandfather-figure to both Leo Bitner III and Megan Newill.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Clarence and Effie Pearl Barker, siblings Charlotte Dowden, Helen Logan, Naomi Douglas, Jim Barker.

He was an avid hunter/deer farmer, fisherman, and loved all things outdoors. He worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground for 40 years as an Engineering Technician. Harold was loved and adored by everyone he met.

A private family service will be held on a later date.

Mr. Barker’s nephew, Mike Boyd, is also battling cancer, therefore, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to

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Betty Earls

Posted at 11:32am
Hunter, Megan, and Colton.
Just wanted to say you had the best
Granddad in the world. He loved you
all so much. There is nothing in the world
he wouldn't do for you all. He was awesome,

Betty Earls

Posted at 10:47am
Sharon and family,
So sorry for your loss.
He was one of a kind man.
He will be missed. Prayers
for you and all your family.

Betty Earls

Posted at 10:44am
Tanya, Nathan, Hunter, and Colton,
So sorry for the loss of your father,
father in law, and granddad.
He will be missed dearly. Like a
brother to me. Stay strong, love
to all the family. Prayers going out.

Kristin Laferte

Posted at 02:10pm
Sharon, so sorry to learn about your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Kris Laferte

Glenn Paul Smit

Posted at 02:04pm
I used to work at APG in a building close to Harold’s. He and others would join us at lunchtime for some great games of volleyball almost every day! Everyone worked up a sweat and a good time was had by all!

Sincerest condolences to Harold’s family and friends.

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