Joseph Barker, age 74, of Lapeer, MI died Thursday, December 2, 2021 at his home. Joseph Lee Barker was born February 14, 1947 in Fillmore, KY. He was the son of the late Martin and the late Blanche (Spencer) Barker. Joseph grew up in Rochester, MI. He was a graduate of Rochester High School, Class of 1965.

He was employed as a truck mechanic by Roger’s Cartage in Troy and Gibraltar, MI. Afterwards, Joseph was employed as a cabinet maker and carpenter by Pioneer Cabinetry in Davison, MI.

Joseph was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Teamsters. He loved woodworking and playing an array of musical instruments.

He is survived by his daughter, Miranda (Tim) Gabbard of Lapeer, MI; sons, Allen (Robin) Barker of Taylor, MI, Jesse (Kimberly) Barker of Attica, MI and Jonathan Barker of Bend, OR; his sisters, Roxann (Dan) Clouse of Fallbrook, CA and Nancy (Patrick) Heron of Waterford, MI; brother, Fred (Harriette) Barker of Allenton, MI; his grandchildren, Bailey, Taylor, Caden, Nathan, Kyle, Beau, Isabella, Derrick and Michael; and his sister-in-law, Susan Barker of Wayland, MI.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Blanche Barker; and his brother, Carl Barker.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

The family will be available for visitation 10-1 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

Arrangements for Joseph’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Refuge Homeless Shelter of Lapeer.