Robert Franklin Barker
Robert Franklin Barker
  • June 5, 1944 - June 4, 2017
  • Fieldale, Virginia

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Robert Franklin "Frankie" Barker, 72, of Fieldale, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his residence.
He was born June 5, 1944 in Bristol, VA., to the late Joseph B. and Katherine Hudnall Barker. He worked for Pluma Textile Co. before retiring from New Roads Distribution Center as head of maintenance. He volunteered countless hours at the Fieldale Community Center; as a coach for the Dixie Youth Baseball League and Tiny Mites Basketball League. He was a devoted Marine from 1963-1967, serving in the Vietnam War.
Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Connie Inman Barker of the home; two daughters, Leigh (Steve) Isley of Spencer; Aimee (Scott) Tindell of Fieldale; one sister, Lena Gilbert of Bassett. He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Lloyd and Billy Joe Barker.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday at 2 pm at Fieldale Methodist Church, 36 Patrick Ave., with Pastor Jan Grissett, officiating. A reception will follow in the church reception center.