Gregory G. Barker

Born: Wed., Mar. 22, 1961
Died: Mon., May 13, 2019

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

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Gregory G. Barker, age 58, of Baylis, IL passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on March 22, 1961 in Quincy, IL to Gilbert and Joyce Schreacke Barker.  He married Linda Dingerson in Quincy, IL on October 24, 1980, and she survives.

Greg graduated from Seymour High School in Payson, IL and then went to Quincy Tech where he became a certified welder.  He farmed his entire life and raised grain and cattle with his daughter, April.  Greg worked for Bart Smith Ag Services and later worked for Merchants Wholesale.  He went on to drive a truck for McNay Trucking and had presently been driving for LSSD in Pittsfield.  Greg was an avid fisherman, duck hunter, and trapper.  He enjoyed playing horseshoes and card games such as Uker, Hearts, and Pitch.  He loved his big “Tonka Toys” and using them on the farm, and was a lifetime member of the K.M.F.A.  Greg had a quiet soul and a big heart. He was always helping others and he dearly loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, April Lee Barker of Baylis, IL; his mother, Joyce Barker; a brother, Jeff Barker of Payson, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert; daughter, Lynn Riley Barker; paternal grandparents, James “Jack” and Clarisa Barker; maternal grandparents, Herb and Dorothy Schreacke; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Dingerson.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Griggsville American Legion in Griggsville, Illinois at 2:00 PM . Memorials are suggested to the family.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Viki & David White family
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.

Maggie Justin Madison Barker
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Linda & April
We Love you with All our Hearts ♥️
Praying for Peace & Comfort
Greg will be dearly missed

Rhonda and Doug Daniel
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Linda and family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John &Terri Cawthon
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss,our prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.Greg was a good man and had a heart of gold .May peace be with you knowing the suffering is over and there's no more pain.let the healing begin.Our hearts go out to you.

Peggy Conkright
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Linda, words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy. You and your family will be in my prayers. If you ever need to talk, I'll be there. Much love to you. Peggy

LeAnne Balzer
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019

We chatted at QMG Cancer Center this winter, it was our first day. Greg had such a grateful attitude. You took such good care of him. He was so proud of your daughters. He shared a good memory of he and my dad at the FFA convention back in the day. You both made a fearful day uplifting. Greg was a good man. May you feel God’s peace in your grief.

LeAnne Balzer

Larry & Pat Veile
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
Joyce, Jeff and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pamela R. Hinshaw
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
Joyce I am so sorry to hear about your son. My prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything I am just across the road. Prayers. God Bless.

phyllis lord
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
Linda, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for God to be ever near to comfort you and your family.

Steve and Denise Flesner
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
Linda and April, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Greg. Our prayers are with you both.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
Linda and family, so sorry for your loss thoughts and Prayers are with you. Wayne and Debbie Hazelrigg

   Posted Sat May 18, 2019
Linda ,I was shocked to hear about Greg’s passing. I remember him always calling me cuz when I saw him. I’ll always remember his kind heart. You and your family are in my prayers. Rest In Peace cousin❤️

Richard & Donna Lane
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Greg. We have some good memories and I will always cherish the friendship we had. Hope to stop and see you soon Linda. Your whole family has our deepest condolences.

Tina Platt Haley
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Linda and April, my heart aches for you durung this time of loss.
My thoughts and prayers for your entire family.

Lisa Fish
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
Linda, we were so sorry to hear about Greg, Our thoughts and prayers are with You all63

Chuck and Mary Loos
   Posted Wed May 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss

Bonnie Casteel Longf
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Linda and April
So sorry to have just learned of Greg. I will always remember our chance meeting at Blessing many years ago. I feel you have been tested so severely in your lifetime. I pray you have faith to see you thru this. My hope is you have many warm and pleasant memories to comfort and sustain you.
My Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

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