Frank W. Barker

December 25, 1932 - June 19, 2020
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Frank W. Barker, age 87, of Uhrichsville, died early Friday, June 19, 2020, in the Inn at Northwood Village at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born at Randolph, Ohio on December 25, 1932, Frank was one of nine children born to the late Margaret Holloway.

He was a graduate of the former Dennison High…

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Frank W. Barker, age 87, of Uhrichsville, died early Friday, June 19, 2020, in the Inn at Northwood Village at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born at Randolph, Ohio on December 25, 1932, Frank was one of nine children born to the late Margaret Holloway.

He was a graduate of the former Dennison High School. He entered into the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean War. Frank proudly served the City of Uhrichsville as a member of the Police Department for nearly three decades with the last 16 years of his career serving as the Chief of Police. It was during that time that he earned an Associate Degree from Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

After his retirement, Frank worked as an independent truck driver until his eyesight failed. He was a longtime member of the Mt. Bethel Community Chapel, the FOP and the BPOE. He is a 33rd Degree Mason and served as the Past Master of the Mystic Tie Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Maxwell; their children, James (Sally) Barker of Gnadenhutten and Cheryl L. (Nile) Vickers of Tuscarawas; his grandchildren, Erin Salin of South Carolina, Katie Barker of North Carolina, Erica Barker of New Philadelphia, Ashley (Jeffrey) Walker of Hawaii, Adam (Lexie) Tulak of Dover and Quinton Vickers of Tuscarawas. Completing the family are three siblings, June Rinker, Delores (Richard) Patterson and Harry Barker; two great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Frank was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Barker and five siblings Jim, Evelyn, Virginia, Marge and Robert.

In keeping with Frank’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Cremation care will be conducted by Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory. Private burial in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville will take place.

Memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be directed to Crossroads Hospice 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive Suite E, Uniontown, Ohio 44685 or to Mt. Bethel Community Chapel c/o Janet Hanlon, 104 Boyce Drive, Bowerston, Ohio 44695.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Frank by visiting the funeral home’s website at



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Union Cemetery - Uhrichsville


West 7th Street, UHRICHSVILLE, OH, 44683

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Crossroads Hospice

10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74146

Mt Bethel Community Chapel

C/O Janet Hanlon
104 Boyce Drive
Bowerston, OH 44695

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Born: December 25, 1932
Died: June 19, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Debra Crabtree posted on 6/23/20

So sorry for the loss of a very good man.


Beth Kopp posted on 6/22/20

Our condolences to The Barker Family. You are in our thoughts! ?? Sincerely, Mike & Beth Kopp & families


Kathy posted on 6/22/20

My sincerest condolences for Jimmy Barker and family For the loss of your Dad.. Thinking of you fondly and hoping for your healing. Kathy MCCauley


Kay Compton posted on 6/21/20

You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Kay & Gary Compton & Family


William Marino posted on 6/21/20

Having Frank help me at the car wash was not only a blessing for me but gave me the opportunity to visit with a true American. He loved the Navy his country And did the best he could which is and always will be appreciated by me. I loved Frank.


Jody Edwards posted on 6/20/20

Frank was a great police officer,& chief ,I knew him for many years,my sympathy goes out to all the family.


Dave and Jayne Ross posted on 6/20/20

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. God bless


Mary Barker posted on 6/20/20

RIP Uncle Frank , Prayers to the Family, always enjoyed seeing you when you would come in Save A Lot Shopping! Love you !


Ginger Hiller Mercado Cape Coral, Florida posted on 6/20/20

Shirley and family my deepest sympathy on the loss of loved one.RIP Frank


Rita Dougan posted on 6/20/20

The Barker family has my sympathy. Frank was a very good friend to my dad Red Young and always remember Frank driving dad's truck to pick up loads on the weekends. Frank was a great guy.


Amy Devore posted on 6/20/20

This amazing man was my dad best friend. He was one of the greatest people I had ever had the pleasure of knowing. You will be deeply missed.


Karie Rinker posted on 6/20/20

Prayers for the family. Love y'all RIP Uncle Frank. I will miss seeing you when I come visit.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 6/20/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Frank W. Barker, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Frank W. Barker, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Toni Hillyer posted on 6/19/20

Shirley and family, our deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Brian and Toni "Green" Hillyer


Lumpy and Sheila Donohoe posted on 6/19/20

Shirley, jimmy and sally and Cheryl and Nile. I’m so sorry for your loss! Please know I am praying for you all! RIP Frank!


Marti Wells posted on 6/19/20

Shirley, Jim, Cheryl and families I pray for comfort for all of you during this difficult time. Marti


Fraternal Order of Police, Tuscora Lodge #4 posted on 6/19/20

Dear Barker Family, The members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Tuscora Lodge #4 send our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you, with the passing of Brother Frank. His tour of duty on this earth has ended, well done Brother Frank, well done, may he rest in peace. Fraternally, FOP - Tuscora Lodge #4


Mike Barker posted on 6/19/20

Uncle Frank, I will definitely miss our chats about our military careers and about our families. I want to personally thank you for all your accomplishments! Love you, Mike Barker...


Amanda Wilson posted on 6/19/20

Cheryl & Family, We are so sorry for you loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.


Deidra Mitsoff posted on 6/19/20

Shirley, Cheryl, Ashley, and all of the family: I know much Grandpa Frank was loved and cherished in your family. He will be missed dearly and I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.


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Brenda Karl posted on 6/19/20

Cheryl, Nile and family so very sorry for your loss- my deepest condolences in loss of your father/grandfather. Brenda Karl