Yogi David Barker, age 65, of Asheboro passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Randolph Hospital.
Mr. Barker was born in Davidson County on September 16, 1956 to Wade David and Glenda Deaton Barker. Yogi was formerly employed with J.H. Allen Construction, Tex Powell Enterprises, as a Crew Chief with Imsa Racing, and Mandaville Auto Tech Racing in Spartanburg, SC. He was a lifetime member of West Asheboro Baptist Church where he served in any way that was needed. Yogi took great pride in being a wrestling coach with both Asheboro Middle and High Schools, where he was instrumental in helping lead several wrestlers to state championships. Yogi was a loving Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. His grandson Cameron was his pride & joy. Yogi loved racing go carts, dirt bikes, and race cars.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Annette Henson Barker; daughter, Gindy Barker Beane (Michael) of Asheboro; grandson, Cameron Beane; and siblings, Matthew Barker (Jennifer) of Franklinville, Tonya Bowers (Michael) of Asheboro, Kyle Barker of New London, and Kevin Barker of Asheboro.
A celebration of Yogi's life will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm at West Asheboro Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Hicks officiating.
It is requested that everyone attending the service to please wear a mask. Thank you.
Memorials may be made to West Asheboro Baptist Church, 831 Uwharrie St., Asheboro, NC 27203.