Troy Barker, 64, of Van Buren died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Van Buren, had worked for Allen Canning and retired from the Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Janie; five daughters, DeAndrea Bull and DeAngela Shavalier, both of Van Buren, Christina Hibbard of Alma, Lisa McBride of Fort Smith and Tina Drost of Yulee, Fla.; two sons, Bobby Moses of Van Buren and William Wise of Coal Hill; a sister, Ann Davidson of Cedarville; two brothers, Ronnie Barker of Fort Smith and Bobby Barker of Van Buren; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A family-hosted memorial service was Jan. 23 at Unity Baptist Church in Van Buren. Cremation was under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.