James R. Barker Sr. of West Grove

James R. Barker Sr., 72, of West Grove, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital.

Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Wade H. and Mary Jones Barker.

Jim owned and operated the Walnut Street Machine Co, in Kennett Square for many years.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing with his dog  Buddy and being with his family and friends.

Jim is survived by one son, James R. Barker Jr. of Lincoln University; one daughter, Constance Suzanne Stoltzfus and her husband Charles of  Cochranville; four  grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, in Kennett Square. His funeral service will follow. Burial will be in the Longwood Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

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