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1957 Cole 2023

Cole Michael Barker Sr.

June 6, 1957 — March 15, 2023

BARKER, Cole Michael, Sr. age 65 of Glouster, Ohio previously of Springfield, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at home.  He was born on June 6, 1957 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Burl Barker and Doris (McNutt) Latimer.  In addition to his mother and father, Cole is preceded in death by a brother, Chad Barker.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 19 years, Kristin (Sadler) Barker; children: Cole (Heathor) Barker Jr., Rachael Barker, and Trey Cornish; grandchildren: Izeyah, Gavin, Candysah, and Blane; sister, Tracy Barker; step-father who helped raise Cole, Bruce Latimer as well as his dogs who always brought him joy, Harley and Dodger.  Cole never knew a stranger, he loved having a good time and was always up for the next adventure. He loved traveling, spending time on the beach, gambling, and golf.  Cole served his country in the United States Army and recently retired from Federal Hocking School District as the Technology Director.  He also enjoyed being the President of the Moose Lodge #244 in Glouster.  Cole will be sadly missed by all that knew him, but in true Cole fashion, his request was not to shed tears for him but gladly take a shot of Peach Crown Royal and think of him. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center; following the visitation Cole will be laid to rest at Ferncliff Cemetery with military honors.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Shrivers Hospice and Palliative Care.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45503

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