LTC Richard Barker

LTC Richard Lee Barker, US Army Res. (Ret), 73, of Summerville, SC, husband of Cynthia Watkins Barker entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 27, 2020. His Celebration of Life will be privately held Saturday, October 31, 2020. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel.

Richard was born February 28, 1947 in Leroy, West Virginia, son of the late Bobby Barker and Barbara S. Wheeler. Richard faithfully served his country in the United States Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He also worked in the aluminum industry for more than 40 years. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman - he enjoyed hunting, fishing, pickleball and golf. Richard's personality and friendliness ensured that he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jason (Karen) Barker of Mount Pleasant, SC and Brandon (Christine) Barker of Greenville, SC; two step-sons, Richard H. (Misti) Watkins of Cartersville, GA, Travis E. (Pattie) Watkins of Moncks Corner, SC; four sisters, Rhea, Barbara, Katie and Ruth Ann and one brother, Bob. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Posted online on November 16, 2020