Tony Mitchell Barker son of Jack Connor and Shirley Ann (Catcher) Barker was born November 22, 1963 in Tahlequah, Ok and departed this life surrounded by loved ones in Hulbert, Ok on December 4, 2018 at the age of 55 years and 12 days.
Tony graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1982. He was a master carpenter who was also a very talented craftsman who would carve beautiful feathers from small to large and would often give many away. He was a very witty and intelligent, soft hearted man who had a great love for his family especially his kids and grandkids. He loved hunting, fishing, shooting pool, a good and unusual cook and his family thought of him as a baby whisperer.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Connor and Lucille Barker, Lillie Calhoun, Henry “Chick” Catcher, Aunt; Louise Gregory, Uncles; Wayne Lacie and Elmer Gregory.
He is survived by a very loving family that includes his children; Cody Barker and wife Lauren of Hulbert, OK, Chloe Barker and fiancé Newt Scott of Stilwell, OK, Claire Barker of Park Hill, OK, grandchildren; Cheston Barker, Zander Scott and Bodhi Scott, mom; Shirley Holland and husband Chris of Hulbert, OK, dad; Jack Barker of Tulsa, OK, sister; Melanie Risenhoover and husband Chris of Stigler, OK. Niece and Nephews; Chrissa Pettus and husband Ryan, Connor Risenhoover and wife Jessica, Calin Risenhoover, great niece and nephew; Ava and Asher Pettus, aunt; Lucille Lacie of Stilwell, OK, uncle; Scott Barker of Oklahoma City, OK, several cousins, other relatives and many, many friends also survive him.
Tony made me absolutely crazy every time I visited Crazy, he also made me laugh. His humor was......interesting, I am not sure I should admit that i enjoyed his humor and every second i spent being around him. Prayers and Peace to his family. He has been by far the most difficult to say Good Bye to.
Rhonda JohnsonLocust Grove, OK
Our family would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tony Mitchell Barker. Words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, and death is truly a painful enemy to the human family. Please take comfort in 2 scriptures found in God’s Word the Bible. John 5:28,29 speaks of the resurrection, and Revelation 21:3,4 promises the time in the future when death and mourning will be no more. Our prayers are with you.
Williams Family, OK