Jim was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif. After graduation from Poly High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Upon discharge, he went to work for the City of Long Beach, where he was a firefighter for over 29 years. He married Rosalie on Jan. 14, 1955. After traveling during retirement, they settled in Crescent City and spent many years fishing.
Survivors include Rosalie Barker, wife; Philip Barker (Carol), son/daughter-in-law; Dianna Barker Sepulveda (Armando), daughter/son-in-law; Bill Barker, grandson; Matthew Sepulveda, grandson, and Christina Sepulveda Zorrilla (Jim), granddaughter/grandson-in-law.
Memorial service Friday, May 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 664 “H” Street, Crescent City.
— Submitted by Family