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Memorial Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday August 6th, 2022

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Donald "Barth" Brooker

Donald “Barth” Brooker passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Church Hill Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born in New York City on April 8, 1932, a son of the late F. Donald and Kathryn Bartholomey Brooker, he has resided in this area as a resident of The Blake, having moved from Asheville, NC. He graduated from Great Neck High School in Great Neck, New York and Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, with a BS in Math and MBA from Wharton Business School of The University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Brooker married Isabel Aitken, also a Bucknell graduate. They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. He was a Senior Educator in Systems Networks and taught all over the world. Mr. Brooker retired from IBM and later started his own company, Barbrook Systems Network.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Emily Brooker.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Isabel Aitken Brooker; sons, Carl Brooker (Jennifer), Duane Brooker (Lauren), and Stewart Brooker (Rebecca); six grandchildren; and stepsister, Penny Deery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association, 2020 Meadowview Parkway Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Memorial services will be conducted, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

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I will miss my Trail Maintenance Crew Leader, my Wednesday hike leader and my friend, Barth. Isabel, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Bob Poe Jul 19 2022 3:02 PM

I'm glad I got to know Barth while he was alive and active in Carolina Mountain Club. He was a hike leader, trail maintainer, club president, and friend to all. He's missed.

Barbara Morgan Jul 18 2022 11:11 AM

I know that Barth’s passing was not unexpected,but knowing that he is not there
leaves a blank in my very short list of surviving
friends. I honor you for the care you gave in these last few years.

Elmer Johnson Jul 11 2022 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Brooker

Ray Sanow Jul 11 2022 12:05 PM