David L. “Dave” Barks, 64, a resident of Columbia, Illinois formerly of Gamaliel passed away Friday, January 24, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born July 30, 1949, in East St. Louis, Illinois to Cletus and Louise (McRill) Barks. Dave served in the United States Navy for 8 years during the Vietnam War. After his military service, He worked as an over the road truck driver and then worked at Eaton in Mountain Home for 13 years. Dave married Susan Marie Dockweiler on October 1, 1994, at the 101 Presbyterian Church in Gamaliel. He enjoyed fishing on both Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes and loved motorcycle riding. Dave was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is preceded in death by his father, Cletus Barks.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Susan Barks of Columbia, Illinois; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Kristin Barks of Columbia, Illinois and Daniel Barks of Greenville, South Carolina; his mother, Louise Barks of Mountain Home; a grandson, Isaac Barks of Columbia, Illinois and his two Harley riding buddies, Bill Copeland of Jordan and Bob Wilder of Mountain Home.
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Keyes officiating. Burial will be to follow at the Maynard-Bend Cemetery under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.