Obituary- Billy Wayne (Trey) Barker III (1987-2020)


Billy Wayne (Trey) Barker III of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Thursday, February 13, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Trey was born May 25, 1987, to Billy Wayne Barker Jr. and Tonya Morgan in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was 32 years old.

Trey was a sports fan through and through. He enjoyed watching it all, especially if it was the Arkansas Razorbacks. Trey was notorious for watching Fox News daily, and he was proud to say he was a die hard Republican. Trey loved his family and had a special bond with his brothers but his mom was his rock, his go to and his strength.

Trey leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Tonya Morgan of the home, his father, Billy W. Barker Jr. of Boles, Arkansas and his brothers: Morgan Barker, Zed Barker and Gunner Morgan all of Waldron, Arkansas. Trey is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Shirley Kerlin of Calico Rock, Arkansas, paternal grandfather, Billy Barker Sr. of Boles, Arkansas and paternal grandmother, Faris Barker of Greenwood, Arkansas. Trey will be missed by a large extended family including aunts: Sandy Brigance of Waldron, Arkansas, Sonya Hawkins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Denise Pittard of Albertville, Alabama and uncles: Josh Morgan of Eatonville, Washington, Butch Morgan of Waldron, Arkansas and Johnny Morgan of Calico Rock, Arkansas as well as a host of cousins, and friends that he loved dearly.

Trey was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Billy Morgan.

Trey’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Mt. Moriah Community Church in Haletown, Arkansas with Rev. Zac Hale officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Trey’s pallbearers will be Morgan Barker, Zed Barker, Bobby John Hunt, Wade Ridenhour, Dillon Ward and Johnny Wagner.

Trey’s visitation will be Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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