Brian W. Barker, age 74, of Maryville, TN, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022 after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Brian worked as a Project Manager for Townsend and Bottom, Ann Arboe, Michigan, an industrial power plant constructor. His career brought him to East Tennessee in 1992 with G-UB-MK, a company formed to perform major maintenance and modification work for TVA electrical power plants. He retired as Vice President after 20 years of service. Brian was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Alcoa, TN. Many of Brians’ hobbies included hiking in the Smokies, sailing Lake Michigan, winter sports, gourmet cooking, camping, collecting fine wines and walking his dogs.
Brian was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who will be deeply missed. Brian was preceded in death by: parents, William & Bridget Barker. Survivors include: wife of 35 years, Rosemary; son, Elliott (Jaimie); grandchildren, Isabella & Jesse; sister, Maureen Barth (Michael); brother, Paul Barker (Sharon); sister, Kathleen Urso (Joseph); sister, Patricia Maritato (Angelo); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM with Father Antonio Giraldo, St. Francis of Assisi of Townsend officiating. Brian will be laid to rest in his hometown, Buffalo, NY. Arrangements will be handled by Amigone Funeral Home, Tonawanda, NY (716) 836-6500, www.amigon.com.
Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.