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LTC Richard Lee Barker, US Army Res. Ret

LTC Richard Lee Barker, US Army Res. Ret
  • February 28, 1947 - October 27, 2020
  • Summerville, South Carolina

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“I am so sorry, I can still hear his voice. Renee and I moved to Little River and I had looked forward to seeing you all once the virus was controlled...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kip Price - Little River, SC

“Dear Cynthia and family- Rich was an upbeat and friendly man, and pleasant to work with. I mostly remember Cynthia and Rich together, and how happy...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Elizabeth Kress - Pinopolis, SC

“It was a great honor to have known and worked with Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kent Britt - Moncks Corner, SC

“Rich was one of the most well-rounded friends I have ever had. Conversations with him was always a pleasure. My deepest sympathies go out to his...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Gloria Moody - Moncks Corner, SC

“My heart is with all of you with the passing of Richard. He's a great guy and I'm proud to have been his friend. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Tootie Tetrick Quinn - Middletown, DE


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 Anne and one brother, Bob. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at