Benjamin Forrest Barker, born July 19, 1993 in Houston, died June 30, 2014. He moved to Cistern at age 7 years and graduated from Flatonia High School, the class of 2011. He played baseball until sidelined by a permanent injury. Other sports included hunting, fishing and competitive shooting. Ben loved music, had a beautiful voice and accompanied
himself on guitar. His vocation as chef led him to studies at the Cordon Bleu Academy in Austin and employment at the
Red Vault Bistro in Flatonia. Generous and outgoing, he had a large circle of friends and was a loving son, brother and uncle. When his work on earth was done, the Lord called our wonderful boy because he needed another angel. He is greatly missed and mourned by all who knew and loved him. Ben, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.