Max L Barker

Apr 29, 1955 - Jun 18, 2020

Max L Barker

April 29, 1955 - June 18, 2020


Max Lee Barker passed away on June 18, 2020, in Mesa, AZ, while visiting family.

Max retired from the Mississinewa school system as a detention and study hall supervisor. He formerly worked several years for the County Probation Department as a detention supervisor. He also was a referee for basketball, football, baseball, softball and volleyball in the surrounding school systems for over 35 years.

Max was born in Marion, IN, on April 29, 1955, to the late A. Joseph and Opal M. (Shideler) Barker.

He is survived by 2 sisters from Mesa, AZ, Karen Jo Wood and Marsha A. (Bill) Bare; nephews, Scott D (Tawny) Wood, Marion; and Aaron D (Jennifer) Bare, Arizona; nieces, Jo Marie (Tim) Miller, Texas; and Amy D (Kevin) Kostoryz, Arizona; 5 great-nephews and 5 great-nieces; step-daughter, Kerri Bambrough; step-son, John Paul (Katie) McRoberts; 6 step-granddaughters, one step-grandson, and 3 great-grandsons.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, A. Joseph and Opal M. (Shideler) Barker, a brother-in-law, Gene Wood, and former wife, Nancy Barker.

Arrangements for Max have been entrusted to College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 S. Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana, where the family will receive friends and family from 3:00-4:00 P.M. on August 15, 2020, with a memorial service beginning at 4:00 P.M.

Due to Covid-19, it is recommended that masks be worn and social distancing be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at or through the funeral home.

Online condolences and memories may be left at


Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services

4601 S. Western Ave.
Marion, IN 46953

Memorial Service
Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services

4601 S. Western Ave.
Marion, IN 46953

Let the family know who you are using our sign-in form below.

Just for verification: we never spam!

Get service directions in your inbox.

we never spam!

Get updates

Sign up to receive a notification daily whenever there is an update on this obituary.


we never spam!