Obits: Charles L. Barker

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2014

 Charles L. Barker

Charles Lendburgh “Charlie” Barker, the youngest son of the late Tobe Garfield and the late Maude Jefferson Barker, was born on May 12, 1928 in Mocksville, and died on June 24, 2014 at Autumn Care Nursing Facility after an extended illness.

He attended the Davie County Training School. At an early age he joined St. John AME Zion Church, where he was a member until death. He enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged on May 5, 1961 after being awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. 

He was also preceded in death by: 3 brothers, Willie, Andrew and Jasper Barker; 4 sisters, Ina Mae Howell, Ada Williams, Rosie Carter and Alma Dulin. 

Survivors: 5 children, Alvin Dunn of Yadkinville, Charles “Chuckie” Barker of Winston-Salem, Wanda Barker of Cleveland, Ohio, Yoric Barker and Scott Barker of Columbus, Ohio; 2 brothers, Tobe (Coot) Barker and Calvin Barker of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and special friend, Alice Marie Davidson. 

A memorial service was held Monday, June 30 at 5 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville. Pastor Rodney Barker officiated and the family received friends at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service. 

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