Cover photo for Doyle H Barker's Obituary
Doyle H Barker Profile Photo
1937 Doyle 2020

Doyle H Barker

June 30, 1937 — September 21, 2020

Doyle Herbert Barker, age 83, of Murphy NC passed away Monday, September 21,2020 at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy NC. Mr. Barker was born on June 30, 1937 to the late William Barker and Bonnie Derreberry. Doyle was a life-long resident of Murphy NC.He was of the Baptist faith and attended Upper Peachtree Baptist Church in the Peachtree Community. Mr. Barker had one thing that was an enormous part of his life which was playing the guitar. With his outstanding guitar playing talent, he was a part of the Georgia Mountain Fair Staff band for many years as well as the Fontana Ramblers Band of Fontana Village Resort. He was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame on November 25, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents William Barker and Bonnie Derreberry and his wife Shirley Barker.

Survivors include his two children Jennifer Barker and Sherri Barker Schutte, brother Paul and sister Betty Ruth Stiles, grandchildren Caroline Schutte-Goby, Victoria Schutte Atkinson and Elizabeth Schutte.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev Derek Tilley officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send your condolences to the family and sign the Guest register at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Doyle H Barker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 25, 2020

Starts at 11:00am

Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church

481 Upper Peachtree Rd, Murphy, NC 28906

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 15

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree