Curtis Barker, a wonderful husband, son, stepdad, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, from pulmonary fibrosis.
Curt loved his family and friends dearly. He was a man of many talents. Curt was a great story-teller and could make everyone laugh. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his friends and family. He was best known as the singing bartender and he was a beautiful woodworker. He will be missed terribly. The world has truly lost one of the “Good Ones.”
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Vicki Barker; his beloved mother, Faye Barker; sisters, Crystal Helder (Dirk) and Cindy Karst (Dan); stepson, Bryson Womack (Jaimelyn); granddaughters, Torah and Aspen Womack; nieces, Ashley Klauser (Keifer), Desy and Kaitlyn Helder; nephews, Devin Karst and Kaden Helder; great-nephew Klayton Klauser; and best friends, Chris Holloway, Keith Kreczkowski (Sandy) and backup singer Dena Deckard. In death Curtis was preceded by his father, Pat Barker.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m., this evening, Friday, Dec. 13, at Wood River Chapel, 403 N. Main St., Hailey, Idaho. A celebration of life will be held for Curtis from 1-4 p.m., Saturday Dec. 14, at The Red Shoe Bar & Grill, 107 S. Main St., Hailey.
Curtis’s wife, Vicki, asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Curtis’ name to Mountain Humane, Box 1496, Hailey, ID 83333. Please share a photo and a memory and light a candle at woodriverchapel.com.