Samuel Barker

Samuel Rodger Barker

Wednesday, April 15th, 1953 - Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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Samuel Rodger Barker, 68, completed his sojourn on this earth May 8, 2021 in Ephraim, Utah surrounded by loved ones.

He was born in Provo, Utah. Sam was raised in Hobble Creek Canyon. He attended Springville High School where he excelled in drafting and orchestra playing the viola.

Sam served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ireland. It was his life-long dream to return to this land and the people he loved. That was fulfilled in 2019.

He attended Snow College and graduated with a General Associates Degree in 1976. While there, he was a member of the LDSingers and served as the Institute Vice President in charge of recruiting. It was there that he met the love of his life, Vickee Mellor! They were sealed in the Manti Temple in June of 1976. They then moved to Logan, Utah, where Sam continued his education and graduated in 1977 in Horticulture and Greenhouse Management. Sam worked in printing most of his career and even owned his own business.

In 1983, Sam and Vickee settled down in Hobble Creek Canyon where they raised nine wonderful children! They remained there for 38 years and only recently moved to the town where they met and fell in love: Ephraim, Utah.

Sam loved camping, BYU football, taking family trips each summer, playing games with the family, especially chess and pinochle, dutch oven cooking and working with his children.

Sam was highly involved in scouting program including Webelos, Varsity, Timberline and helping many receive their eagles.

Sam had a love for music. He sang tenor in the ward choir and played Brigham Young in the stake musical "Rockwell."

Sam is survived by his wife, Vickee Barker, two daughters Julane (Josh Walker) and Keeara (Brian Terry), seven sons Glen (Missy), Samuel (Katie), Hyrum (Cassandra), Jesse (Ann), Brandon (Delicia), Brigham (Kaeli), and Jacob; three brothers James (Sandy), Steve (Shirleen), and Dennis, one sister Evelyn (Morris) Howard and twenty-six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Lois Barker, a brother Roy, and a sister Pat.

There will be a viewing at Spring Creek Mortuary, 737 North Main, Springville UT on Wednesday May 12, 2021 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10 am at 2379 East River Bottom Road (1100 South) chapel. Internment following at Evergreen Cemetery at 11:30 am.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Spring Creek Mortuary
    737 North Main
    Springville, UT 84663
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 10:00am
    Hobble Creek 11th Ward
    2379 East 1100 South
    Springville, Utah 84663
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  • Interment

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 11:00am
    Springville Evergreen Cemetery
    400 E 1700 S
    Springville, Utah 84663
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Bill Jackson

Posted at 01:33pm
We appreciated the wonderful funeral service. It was nice to see and hear from your children and Vickee, also. We wish you the very best in Ephraim. Each time we pass your home in Hobble Creek we'll think fondly of you. Bill & Ellen Jackson

Jay and Sue Crosby

Posted at 04:08am
Our family has been very saddened by the loss of Sam. We loved your family when we lived in the canyon, and have missed our association with you since we moved. We send our condolences and love. Jay and Sue Crosby and family

Kenneth and Svetlana Barker

Posted at 11:57pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 10:22pm
We are sorry for your loss. Pearl, Norm , Ann, Wes, Dean ,Jane, Lorraine, Dennis, Diane, Reed, Lareen, Karen, Lisa and Hollis
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Posted at 06:33pm
Wishing you strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. Ken & Charissa Hanke, Jerry & Nancy Mielke and Ivan & Debra Banov
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