Donald Arthur Barker was born on the 26th of March 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts. He entered the Army on the 25th of March 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1955. He was in the First Calvary Division. Shortly after he was discharged, Don moved to Texas where he spent the remainder of his life. He spent most of his working life in the Automobile Industry. On August 21, 1959 he married Elsie F. Johnson in Liberty, Texas. They were married for fifty six years until her death in December , 2015.
Don was preceded in death by his wife Elsie F. Barker, son James Randall Barker, Mother Elizabeth Florence Barker, Sister Doris Jane Hubbard, Grand daughter Amanda Christine Barker. He is survived by his sisters, Susan Elizabeth Estabrooks and Richard C. Brown, Sister’s in law, Mary Jane Holland and husband Charles Allen Holland, Martha Frances Zumwalt and husband Ronald Lynn Zumwalt, brother in law Doyle Johnson and wife Ann, John Doyle (J.D.) Johnson and wife Janey, Charles Edward Johnson, and James Michael Johnson and wife Susan. he was also survived by Don and Elsies best friend Howard Crenshaw. He is survived by grandsons Richard, Justin, Brandon and Kostas and great grandsons Justin and Joshua also numerous nieces and nephews.