John Barker

April 4, 1932 - May 21, 2020
John Barker

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John A. “Jack” Barker, 88, of Calcutta passed away at his home suddenly on May 21, 2020. Born in East Liverpool on April 4, 1932, Jack was the son of the late Clarence and Ellen (Snape) Barker and lived his entire life in the area.  Working as a clerk and in sales, Jack worked for over 42 years at the former A & M Auto down town, he also attended the Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church and enjoyed remodeling around the house.

Jack is survived at home by his wife of 67 Years, Margaret “Peg” (Stull) Barker who he married on June 7, 1953 and his son, Jeffery A. Barker and his wife Kathy of East Liverpool. He is also survived by two special friends, Chris Cowan and Jimmy Gamble.

In addition to his parents he preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

In compliance with Ohio State regulations and concern with the Covid 19 virus private services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home with Rev. Ian Leyda of his church officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbiana County Memorial Park.

A memorial celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date.


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  • May 25, 2020
    Nancy Evans says:
    Jack was a wonderful gentleman! I remember him visiting at Jim Palmer’s quite often, sharing his stories. My love to Peg, Jeff and Kathy. He will be missed.

  • May 25, 2020
    David Midler says:
    My brother Andrew and I send our thoughts and prayers to Peg and Jeff. I recall how much my father trusted and depended on Jack during his more than four decades managing operations at the store. He was always kind and caring to us as we grew up. We will miss him.

  • May 25, 2020
    Donna Sue Fraley says:
    My prayers and thoughts go out to my dear old friend Peggy and my friend Kathy and her husband Jeff. May our Father comfort you and give you peace in that way that only He can. <3 †