Robert Aaron Barker, age 26 of McCrory, passed away Thursday morning, September 15, 2016. Robert Aaron Barker was born on January 9, 1990 in Memphis, TN to Stacy & Peggy (Roberson) Barker. Aaron married Megan Green on October 17, 2015.
Aaron was a Patrolman for the McCrory Police Department and was responding to a call when he left us. He also worked part time for the Woodruff County Sheriff’s Department and the Augusta Police Department. He was a Volunteer Firefighter for McCrory. As a McCrory Native, Aaron attended the McCrory School District where he was extremely involved in the schools athletics program. He continued to support the McCrory Jaguars after graduating in 2008 by attending several games. He loved to duck & deer hunt every year. Aaron enjoyed riding back roads with friends just listening to music and making jokes. He loved watching the Razorbacks play football on Saturdays with his wife Megan and family & friends. Aaron was a member of the First Baptist Church of McCrory where he was baptized at an early age. Aaron was known for his beautiful smile and loving demeanor. He loved his job more than life itself and was always prepared to give the ultimate sacrifice to keep his hometown safe.
Aaron is preceded in death by his father, Stacy Barker; grandfather, Henry Barker; grandparents, Leroy & Agnes Roberson; Great-grandparents, Robert & Alma Taylor; uncle, Jess Barker. He is survived by his wife, Megan Barker; mother, Peggy Barker of McCrory; sister, Amanda Barker of McCrory; grandmother, Sarah Barker of Patterson; uncles, Luther Barker, Bubba Roberson, Ronnie Roberson; aunts, Nancy Riley, Sandra Hoots, Carla Bryant; host of cousins, nieces, nephews, family & friends.
Visitation is Monday, September 19, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Rhodes & Son Funeral Home, McCrory. Funeral Service is Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McCrory High School Gym. Burial will follow at Fisher Cemetery in Fisher, Arkansas. Arrangements by Rhodes & Son Funeral Home, Augusta & McCrory.
Pallbearers are Joe Hicks, Will Baker, Joseph Crossett, Garret Harrison, Trevor Little & Matthew Roberson. Honorary Pallbearers are all of the Woodruff County Sheriffs Deputies, McCrory Police Department, Augusta Police Department, Patterson Police Department, Charles Roberson, Kyle Jones, William Jones, Lee Jones & Zach Green.