Scott D. Barker


Scott D. Barker, age 79, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at his home. He was born March 14, 1943 in Gilmer County, W.Va., a son of the late Scott and Geneva Bell Barnett Barker. On September 1, 2001, he married Betty Ann Morrison, who preceded him in death on November 5, 2010. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, Ernie and Sadie Barnett. 

Surviving are two daughters: Becky McDaniels and husband Matt, of Buckhannon, and Heather Pitzer and husband Rich, of Bridgeport, W.Va.; one son, Wayne Simon and wife Arienne, of Harrison City, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Richard, Ryan and Rhianna Pitzer, all of Bridgeport; Shelby and Brody McDaniels, of Buckhannon, and Braeden and Caeley Simon, of Harrison City; and several step-children and grandchildren. 

Mr. Barker was a Vietnam veteran, who served in the U.S. Army, as well as a proud member of the Upshur County V.F.W. and Honor Guard. 

In his free time, Scott was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. But, more than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

Friends will be received for a memorial gathering Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. with Pastor J. Edward McDaniels officiating. The Upshur County Honor Guard will perform military honors at the funeral home following the service. In honoring Mr. Barker’s wishes, he will be cremated. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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