Allister Barker was born to the late Johnny Fitzwilliam Barker and Sarah Bramble Barker on May 18, 1925 in San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies.
He immigrated to the United States in July of 1947 where he lived in Harlem, New York until his enlistment in the U. S. Army in 1949. Allister was sent to Korea the following year and was placed in the U. S. Infantry.
In 1953, he returned to New York after an honorable discharge from active service. Allister moved to Philadelphia, PA where he owned and operated a vehicle collision shop for most of his life.
After retiring, Allister drove a taxicab for a number of years before leaving the Philadelphia area and moving to Bear, Delaware, where he remained until his death.
Allister always said he wanted to live to the age of one hundred, and he lived to the age of ninety-four.
He was a giving soul and frequented Goodwill Industries on a regular basis, purchasing thrift items that he would take to Philadelphia and give away to people in need.
He leaves behind a host of relatives; the nearest living in Georgia is George Belgrove, his cousin.
He will be interred at 11 am on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.
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