Ricky Barker


Ricky Lynn Barker, 57, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. 

He was born on June 10, 1961, to the late Paul and Polly Barker.

Ricky was a lifelong resident of this area, and he loved being outdoors.  He enjoyed archery, fishing, boating, and riding motorcycles.  Ricky was a fixer and a tremendous handyman.  Above all, he loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Harold Barker and Larry Barker; and two sisters: Carolyn Barker and Gail Barker.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory five children: Ethan Gates (Leona), Billy Barker (Tonya), Sondra Studdard, Danielle Gresham (Rickey), and Jennifer Lay (Brandon); siblings, Ronnie Barker (Vanessa) and Sharon Barker; and grandchildren: Daisy Gates, Bethany Gates, Jada Barker, Jessica Studdard, Leeann Studdard, Lana Gresham, Payton Gresham, Paige Gresham, Hunter Dodson, Brayden Farris, and Rylynn Lay.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday at Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Ricky, or your condolences with his family, at his online memorial located at 


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