January 19, 1938 - March 31, 2021
Patricia Josephine Hutson Barker was reunited with her son Glenn Barker on March 31st, 2021 under the care of Big Bend Hospice and her devoted husband of 64 years Buddy Barker. Pat gave every moment of her 83 years on this earth to selfless service to God, her family, and the community that she loved. Born January 19th, 1938 to Hazel and Ryson Hutson of Jacksonville, FL. Her early childhood saw WWII and the sacrifices her family and City made during the war effort which launched a lifelong devotion to sacrifice, charity and compassion for others. Pat and her husband Buddy, moved to Tallahassee with their two children Tamara and Glenn in 1963. She worked as a realtor before moving to the publishing department in the Florida House of Representatives. She gave freely of her time to any person she thought needed a helping hand. She volunteered for Guardian ad Litem, local food banks, and her church. She loved to bird watch, attend FSU music programs, sew and cook extravagant meals for her friends and family. One of Pat’s favorites recipes was published in Southern Living Magazine. Pat is survived by her husband, Herman Pierce “Buddy” Barker; their daughter, Tamara Jones and her daughter, Michal Maguire; their late son’s family, Maureen and Scott Barker, Kathryn Sumner and Lindsey Smith, as well as 6 great grandchildren, Zane and Drake Smith; Madeline and Hutson Maguire; and Nathan and Jillian Sumner. The family will be holding a private, socially distanced service and requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Big Bend Hospice, Second Harvest of the Big Bend, or the Florida Guardian ad Litem, and/or in her spirit an act of kindness to someone in our local community. The family wishes to especially thank Big Bend Hospice and Bevis Funeral Home for their love and caring during this difficult time. Kelly Barber of Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the Barker family with their arrangements.
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