Published February 15th, 2023
Kevin Barker
Jan. 10, 1982 - Dec. 23, 2022
Kevin Barker passed away unexpectedly and too soon on Dec. 23, 2022 at 40 years old, after complications from a recent surgery.
The youngest of seven siblings, he was the final child of Patti and Bud Barker of Orinda, Calif., and was born on Jan. 10, 1982 shortly after Joe Montana connected with Dwight Clark in what's forever known as "The Catch" in 49er lore. Patti went into labor during the historic game, but kept it quiet until the 49ers were victorious and then made it to the hospital just in time for her doctor to make the next big catch of the day.
Kevin graduated from Miramonte High School (2000) and UC Santa Barbara (2005). He spent his final decade in Atlantic Beach, Fla., enjoying life and work, while being closer to his oldest brother, Bryan (former Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl punter).
Kevin loved music, sports and the outdoors, especially BMX racing, mountain biking, snowboarding, golf, camping, being on the water and, of course, his Oakland A's. He was happiest gathering with friends and family while listening to great tunes and sharing cold ones and his latest hot sauce.
Kevin is preceded in Heaven by his late father, Bud Barker (2008). He is survived by his mother, Patti Barker and siblings Bryan, Laura, Jeff, Steve (Sara), Kristen (JD) and Brendan.
His Celebration of Life will be held March 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lafayette Public House. Those whose lives he touched are invited to attend. Please RSVP at:

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