Obituary – Brenda Rhea (Barker) Taylor (1944 – 2019)


Rhea (Barker) Taylor of Boles, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior,
June 16, 2019 in Ft. Smith with her family by her side. Brenda was born
February 28, 1944 in El Paso, Texas to William Park Barker and Jean (Sims)
Barker. She was 75 years old.

Brenda met and married the love of her life, Joe at a young age
of 18. Together they lived, loved and was each others’ best friend, companion.
They loved raising their daughters and even more so being grandparents and then
great grandparents. Brenda enjoyed reading, flowers and doing jewelry and
crafts. She was the oldest of 7 children so it was natural for her to be loving
and caring about everyone she knew. She was a sweet spirited lady and loved by

Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband
of 57 years, Joe of the home, two daughters, Brenda (Dennie) Crim of
Trenton,Texas and Connie Shores of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Nanny will forever
remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: David W. Crim, Jr., Krista
Barrientos, Kasey Rutledge, JT Rutledge, Chaynee Malone and Justin Shores, as
well as.her great grandchildren: Presslie Barrientos, Lucas Barrientos, Colt
Rutledge, Matty Chandler, Kimberlynn Rutledge, Rhylee Rutledge, Bentley
Rutledge, Emma Rutledge, Ayden Shores, Kaitlynn Shores and Haley Shores. Brenda
is also survived by her siblings: Park Barker Jr. and wife Diane, John Barker
Sr. and wife Judy, Becky Parks and husband Ronald, Joe Barker, Paula Helton and
husband Brian and one sister in law, Velma Barker. Brenda will be missed by all
that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jean
Barker and one brother, Jimmy Neal Barker.

Brenda’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June
20, 2019 at the Boles Freewill Baptist Church in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Pat
Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Dooley Cemetery in Boles,
Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral
Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Brenda’s pallbearers will be David Crim Jr., Kasey Rutledge,
Jacob Parks, Justin Parks, Dagian Barker and Matt Barrientos.

Brenda’s visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00
p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron,

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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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