Calvin Loyd Barker, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2021 at home in Springville. He was born in Colorado Springs, CO on October 11,1944 to Loyd and Martha Mason Barker.
Calvin grew up in Springville, UT and graduated from Springville High School. He attended the Utah Trade Technical Institute and studied carpentry. He also served in the United States Army Reserve for six years.
On March 4, 1966 Calvin married his beloved wife Patricia Curtis in the Salt Lake Temple. He adored and served her throughout his life. Calvin was a devoted husband to Patricia and loving father to their five children. He took his family hunting, fishing and camping and taught them to love and respect the great outdoors.
Calvin worked as a stone mason for many years before he began a career at Geneva Steel. He worked there for 32 years as a pattern maker, and achieved the status of master craftsman. In all of his years at Geneva Steel, Calvin never missed a day of work. He was a talented wood carver by profession and by hobby and was a member of the Utah Valley Woodcarvers Club.
After retirement, Calvin and his wife enjoyed many vacations around the United States. They also enjoyed packing up their trailer and ATV and exploring many areas of central and southern Utah. Calvin also loved their dogs Mikia and Bella.
Calvin was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served for many years in the Scouting program and in Sunday School.
Calvin is survived by his wife Patricia, children Shawn (Lynette), Landon, Troy (Joanna) and Natalie Shaffer, sisters Gloria Strasburg and Anita (Eric) Sorenson, grandchildren Jordinly, Jed (Kayla), Beau, Sarah, Autumn, Hannah, Skyelar, Elle, Jacob, Caleb, Joseph, one great-grandchild Acacia, and many nieces and nephews.
Calvin was preceded in death by his son Travis, and by his parents Loyd and Martha, his brother Robert, and sisters Carol and Larene.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:00am at the Kolob 4th Ward church building, 2557 Dalton Dr. Springville.
A viewing will be held Monday, July 12, 2021 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Spring Creek Mortuary, 737 N. Main St. Springville and at the church on Tuesday prior to the funeral from 9:30am-10:30am.
Internment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery with military honors.
Condolences can be offered at legacyfunerals.com.