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Ricky L. Barker

August 14, 1957 — September 29, 2022

New Tazewell, Tennessee



Ricky Lynn Barker, 65, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on September 29, 2022. He was saved in 1974 and was a lifelong member and deacon of Little Barren Missionary Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Union County Rescue Squad since 1978 and a founding member of the South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department since 1996. Recently, he was proudly elected by his community to serve as a second district county commissioner.

He was preceded in death by his:

Parents, Ernest and Etta Lee Barker

Brothers: Stanley and Steve Barker

Father and mother-in-law: Clyde and Elizabeth Robertson

Brother-in-law: Kenny Bevill


He is survived by his:

Wife of 46 years, Diane Barker

Sons Chris and Ernie (Haley) Barker

Grandsons: Rylan and Deegan Barker

Brother: Kenny Barker,

Sister: Missy Barker

Sisters-in-law: Gail Barker, Libby Barker, and Sandy Bevill

And many other loved relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 pm with the funeral service to follow in the Claiborne -Overholt Funeral Home Chapel.


Graveside service will take place at Fairview Cemetery on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am. The procession will leave from Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home.

Ministers: Rev. Larry Beeler and Rev. Greg Sharp

Singers: The Oxendine Family and Little Barren Choir

Pallbearers: Jeff Sharp, Stacy Rhodes, Jeremy Harmon, Jay Redmon,

David Barnard, Anthony Fultz

Honorary Pallbearers: Union County Rescue Squad & South Claiborne Volunteer Firefighters

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department at P.O Box 1827 New Tazewell, TN 37824.


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