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 www.companionfunerals.com.
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