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Mr. Winford Scott ("Scotty") Barker, 66, of Morehead, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his home.
He was born in Rowan County, Kentucky on May 14, 1946, a son of Mary Stevens Barker and the late Cledith Barker.
Mr. Barker was a retired police officer having worked for Morehead State University Police Department, Morehead City Police Department, Mt. Sterling Police Department and Rowan County Sheriff's Department and he was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He began his career as a military policeman for the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969. From 1974 to 1985, he was with the Morehead City Police Department. Captain Barker joined the Morehead State University Police Department in 1987, where he had served as assistant police chief and interim police chief.
Scotty was a graduate of Rowan County High School and earned both an associate's and bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Pi Gamma Mu, and he enjoyed movies, the comforts of home and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cledith Barker.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Morrison Barker, whom he married on August 22, 1969, his mother, Mary Stevens Barker of Morehead, one son, Wesley Scott (Lori) Barker of Lebanon, two daughters, Nikki (Billy) Dye of Vienna, West Virginia and Kimberly Dawn (Tommy) Woodrow of Morehead, three sisters, Pam (Larry) Brandon of Corpus Christi, Texas, Angie Lytle of Morehead and Mary Lou (John) DeHarte of Morehead, six grandchildren, Taylor Rockenstein, Shelby Rockenstein, Bailey Woodrow, Harley Woodrow, Tanner Barker and Ty Barker, three step-grandchildren, Laken Dye, Karsen Dye and Payten Dye and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Brother Joe Cline and Elder Cephas Littleton officiating.
Burial with full military honors by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126 will be in the Stevens Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5:00 P.M. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Frazier, Vernon Callahan, Mike Kash, John DeHarte, Bailey Woodrow, Taylor Rockenstein, Baker Hollis and Dusty Kissick and honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Caskey, Dale Porter, Kenny Adkins, Tim McBrayer, Robert Clemons and Rayburn Bailey.
Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.