Blanche Barker 97, of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Hixson, Tennessee surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 19, 1922 in Talladega, Alabama. She was the daughter of William Andrew and Emma Laura Hindman and the youngest of six children. She married James William Parker on December 21, 1941. After Bill’s passing she married William Francis Barker on April 17, 1976. They had many happy years together.

She was an active member of Falling Water Baptist Church for many years. Blanche truly lived life to the fullest through the simple pleasures; spending time with her family, working in her yard and planting pretty flowers. Most recently at Summitt View Senior Community she made many friends and enjoyed taking part in many activities, especially bingo day.

She was survived by her daughter’s Linda (John) Nichols of Hixson; and Joyce (Wayne) Tate of Nolensville, Tennessee; her grandchildren, Stacey Roberson of Downingtown, PA; Melanie (Rick) White of Hixson,TN; Kelly (Wade) Glass of Nolensville, TN; Greg Campbell of Signal Mountain, TN; seven great grandsons, one great granddaughter, one great great granddaughter, several nieces & nephews and Wanda Williams, friend and neighbor for many years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:00 Noon in Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gargens.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 - !2 Noon Thursday at the funeral home.