Byron John Barker is the father of a famous American show host, Bob Barker. Byron was born in 1887 but unfortunately passed at the age of 42 due to an incident.

Read further to know more about Byron John Barker’s personal life, parents, siblings, children, education, net worth, and many more.

Personal Information

Byron John Barker was born on 8 Dec 1887

Knox County, Nebraska, USA. He had worked as a railroad lineman and then went on to become a foreman at an electrical high line. However, Byron died at the age of 42, on 6 Jul 1930. He fell from a tower, resulting in injury and ultimately his death. He is buried at Maple Park Cemetery Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA.

Parents and Siblings

Joseph H Barker and Frances Tackett are the parents of Byron John Barker. Any more details regarding his parents are yet to be obtained.

Any information about his siblings are also not available publicly yet.


Byron got married to Matilda Kent Tarleton. She was a school teacher. Together they had Robert William Barker, also known as Bob Barker. Their son, who is going to be a popular American show host, was born on 12 December 1923. Bob Barker was born in Garrington, Washington. When Byron died in 1930, the family moved to Missouri. Afterward, Kent got remarried. Bob Barker went on to marry his long-time girlfriend Dorothy Jo Gideon on 12 January 1945. Unfortunately, Dorothy died in 1981 due to lung cancer.

Education and Profession

Information regarding Byron John Barker’s education is not publicly available yet. If we talk about his profession, he has worked as an electrical Foreman and railroad foreman. His wife was a school teacher. While his son, Bob Barker studied in Springfield and attended Central High School. There he got a basketball scholarship and afterward went to Drury College to gain his degree in economics.

Reasons for Byron John Barker’s Popularity

Byron John Barker is famous because of his son, Bob Barker. Bob Barker is a popular retired host of an American show named The Price is Right. The show aired from 1972 to 2007, making the record the longest-running daytime game show in the history of North American television. Other than this show, Bob Barker has also hosted Truth Or Consequences. Other than these popular shows, Bob Barker has also been featured on some less successful shows like Simon Says, The Family Game, and That’s My Line.

He has also won nineteen Emmy Awards. He has a studio named after himself in the CBS television city.

Byron John Barker Net Worth

There is no information available about the net worth of Byron John Barker. However, his son’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 million. So we can assume the Barker family seems to be enjoying and having a good life due to the success of Bob Barker.


Even though Byron John Barker did not have enough time to see his son grow and succeed in his life, he played an important part in his son’s life.

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