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Official Obituary of

S. Eugene “Gene” Barker

July 6, 1952 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

S. Eugene “Gene” Barker Obituary

Rev. S. Eugene "Gene" Barker, beloved husband, father, and Church of God minister, passed away on March 18th, 2024, in Parrottsville, Tennessee at the age of 71. He was born on July 6th, 1952, in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents Mary Ruth (Estepp) and Berthold “Bert” Strong. In-laws Hurley and Mabeline Sexton, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Hurlene and Don Strickland, and brother-in-law Greg Schichl.

He is survived by his devoted wife Sharon (Sexton), his son Jason (Natalie), his daughter Treva, his Aunts Shirley Brown (John) and Pam James (Paul), and special cousin Debbie Elliot (Delbert). Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Roger and Julia Sexton, brother-in-law Randy Sexton, and sister-in-law Phyllis Schichl.

As a Church of God minister since the age of sixteen, Gene touched countless lives with his wisdom and kindness. His dedication to spreading the word of God brought comfort and solace to all who sought it. In addition to his work in the ministry, Gene had an extraordinary talent for music. As a gifted singer and guitarist, he used these gifts, along with his talent of preaching, to reach many people for Christ.

A memorial service celebrating Gene’s life will be held at First Church of God in Greeneville, Tennessee on Saturday April 13th, 2024. The receiving friends begins at 2:00 PM followed by the service at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, and if friends desire, the family would appreciate any financial support for medical and funeral costs sent to the Gene Barker Memorial Fund

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Receiving Friends
April 13, 2024

2:00 PM
First Church of God
1505 W. Main St.
Greeneville, TN 37743

Memorial Service
April 13, 2024

3:00 PM
First Church of God
1505 W. Main St.
Greeneville, TN 37743


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