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JOHN GREGSTON BARKER of Paducah, KY died October 19, 2016 at the age of 94. He was the owner of Barker Funeral Home, co-owner of Fendley-Barker & Harris Funeral Home, and longtime owner of Roth Funeral Chapel, Inc. While serving as funeral director and embalmer, Barker also served on the state board. He served as McCracken County coroner for numerous years and was past president of the Kentucky Coroner's Association and a member of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. After his retirement, Barker was a senior staff member of Milner & Orr Funeral Homes, Inc. He was past president of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, past president of the Kentucky State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, and was a member of the Funeral Service Examining Boards.