Guy “Buck” Barker, 74 of Lompoc, died Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home after a long battle with cancer, heart attack, dementia and diabetes. He was able to spend time with son Michael (Debra) and grandson Luke, son John (Michelle) for Christmas morning. Wife Sharon, John and Michelle were with him when he passed.
Buck was born August 27, 1943 to Roy and Elizabeth (FauFau) Barker in Merrill, Wisconsin. He married Sharon on December 26, 1987. They made their home along with her two sons Michael and John Stamper in Lompoc.
At the age of 17, Buck joined the Marine Corps. During that time, he spent two tours in Viet Nam.
Throughout his lifetime, he worked at various jobs such as tow truck driver, truck driver, Federal Bureau of Prisons both in Illinois and Lompoc, where he first retired. He went back to work as a Surveillance Officer at Chumash Indian Casino, Administrator of Loyal Order of Moose, in Lompoc and Santa Barbara and last before retiring for the second time, a mechanic at a golf course.
His greatest love was his wife, grandchildren and two step-sons. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was the founder of the American Legion Riders Post 211. He also enjoyed fast gun competition, golf, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Buck is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sharon, son Michael (Debra), son John (Michelle), five grandchildren, Haley Dunavant, Shianne, Chance, Cody of Texas and Luke Stamper of Lompoc, brother Roy Barker (Jan) of Florida, sister Carol (Lester) Leavitt of Wisconsin, numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.
Arrangements were made by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. Services will be held at the American Legion Post 211 in Lompoc, 636 North H Street on February 24, 2018 at 1 pm. Benefit BBQ, silent auction, quilt raffle and 50/50 to follow.