Wade David Barker, age 85, of Asheboro passed away on November 15, 2021 at Atrium Health Stanly in Albemarle.
Mr. Barker was born in Southern Pines on March 24, 1936 to Henry Gaston and Lelia Bolton Barker. Wade worked numerous years for S.E. Trogdon Construction and retired from J.H. Allen Construction with whom he built numerous businesses and buildings in Asheboro. He was a member of West Asheboro Baptist Church where he formerly sang in the choir and was Sunday School Superintendent. In addition to his parents, Wade was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Barker, and brothers, Amon, Jack, and Chuck Barker. Wade enjoyed fishing, loved being out on the water, and traveling to the beach.
He is survived by his children, Yogi Barker (Annette) of Asheboro, Matthew W. Barker (Jennifer) of Ramseur, Tonya B. Bowers (Michael) of Asheboro, Kyle S. Barker of Mt. Gilead, and Kevin Barker of Asheboro; grandchildren, Gindy B. Beane (Michael), Eric Bowers (Kali), Mara Barker, and Ethan Barker; and great grandchild, Cameron Beane.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 12:00-1:45 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral service will follow on Friday at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Hicks officiating. Burial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to West Asheboro Baptist Church, 831 Uwharrie Street, Asheboro, NC 27203 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memorial Giving, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.