Felix A. Barker, Sr. of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Friday, July 20, 2007 at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur at the age of 69.
He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on December 3, 1937 to Lessie Pearce Barker and Eugene Barker. He served in Army reserves for several years. Felix retired from Motiva as a Instrument Technician after 41 ½ years of service. He served on the Port Arthur City Council for over 8 years as a representative of District #2, before entering the 2007 Mayoral race. He was the President of Port Arthur Neighborhood Action Council (PANAC) and President of the Concerned Citizens of Lakeview. Felix was very active as a member of Port Arthur Founders Lions Club, IBEW Local, Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Baptist Church. He was state certified in issuing handicapped parking violations. He was very instrumental in getting the Lakeview Community Center reopened after damage from Rita.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 22, 2007 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, 5200 W. Parkway Groves. Funeral Service will be on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in the Thompson Memorial Chapel of Clayton Thompson. Entombment will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park with Full Military Honors provided by the City of Port Arthur Police Department.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Sue Barker, his brothers, Eugene, Milton and Aubrey as well as his parents. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Barker, his children and step children, Felix Barker, Jr, David Barker, Kay Hillman, Becky Savant, Darlene Boullion, Mark Sowders, Mitch, Eugene, Susan, Dottie, Melody, Mary, Pam, Stacey, Jenny and Jeff along with numerous grandchildren, several great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters-in-law, Billie Barker and Marcelline Barker.
He will be missed by all those that knew him and was a great public servant to the citizens of Port Arthur.
The family would like those that desire to make contributions to the building fund at Trinity Baptist Church. 5200 W. Parkway Groves, Texas 77619 (409) 962-8336
Felix Barker made his final speech to the Port Arthur City Council on May 22, after stepping down from his seat; then he received kudos from his former fellow council members. RealPlayer MP3