Thomas Alan "Tj" Barker, Jr.

Thomas Alan “Tj” Barker, Jr., 39, of Titusville, passed away Wednesday morning July 28, 2021 at his home following an extended illness.

            Tj was born on March 11, 1982 in Titusville, a son of Thomas Barker and Gail Bernard.  He was married to Dorothy “Dot” Kester on August 23, 2014 at Presque Isle in Erie.

            Tj was a graduate of Titusville High School, class of 2000.  He had been employed at International Waxes in Titusville since 2008. 

What Tj loved most was spending time with his family including his dog “Tilly”. Whether it was teaching his 3 sons to fish, taking the kayaks to the lake or going hunting with his father he loved the outdoors. At home Tj could be found turning wrenches in the garage with his son Andy and his good friend Kevin. He was a diesel truck enthusiast and even managed a Facebook page with his friend Kevin to help other diesel truck owners across the country troubleshoot their truck problems. He enjoyed placing flags at the cemetery on Memorial Day with his father and family.

Tj will be missed for his witty comebacks, sense of humor and kind heart.

            He is survived by his wife Dot; three sons, Andrew “Andy”, Clayton, and Oliver Barker; his mother, Gail Wakefield and husband Ted of Grand Valley; his father, Thomas Barker and wife Deb of Titusville; his maternal grandfather, Edward Bernard and wife Jayne of Titusville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Jody Kester of Titusville; sisters, Kaleena Barker of Titusville, Stacy Musgrave and husband Tom of Edinboro, Leigh Anne Weidman and husband Hayes of Papillion, NE, and Jennifer Wakefield and fiancée Joel Kerr of Titusville; two brothers, Ted Wakefield, Jr. and Justin Wolfe, both of Titusville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by grandparents Leonard and Beatrice Barker, and Joyce Bernard.

            No services are scheduled at this time.  The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Sara’s Cure P.O. Box 13418 Charleston, SC 29422.