Leroy Antoine Barker

Published 4:27 pm Thursday, September 8, 2016

Leroy Antoine Barker, was born on August 28, 1926, he passed on September 6, 2016. He was born to the union of Crawford Barker and Esther Pierre Barker in Port Arthur, Texas.

He was raised in Mermentau, Louisiana, but returned to Port Arthur, Texas when he was 19. He went to work for St. Mary Hospital where he met and married Mary Nell (Langlanais) Barker. They had 5 children, Anna Maria Howard (Aaron Howard), Joseph Karl Barker, Lilly Louise Turner, Leroy Anthony Barker Brown, and Jane Fenwick Barker. They were married 57 years, Lilly has preceded him in death.

He had 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Gloria Broussard, Ethel Berry, Nora Villary, and Thelma Hilliard. Brothers, Lawrance Barker, Leo Barker, Wilford Barker, and Abner Barker. His 7 grandchildren are Carman Melancon, Jeremih Nichols, Christine Nichlos, Jeremy Nichols, Joshua Howard, and Ashely McCreary. His grandson Bernard Turner has preceded him in death. His large family included 15 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grand children, many nieces and nephews. To add his many many friends, will miss him.

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Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Moody-Harris Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation at 10 and Service at 12 noon under the direction of Moody-Harris Funeral Home.