The Times West Virginian


January 1, 2014

Gary Barker

Gary “GB” Lee Barker, age 52, of Kington Springs, Tenn., went to be with his Savior on Saturday (Dec. 28, 2013).

He was born in Oxford, England, on Aug. 22, 1961, to Harold Barker and Patricia Wells.

Gary graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and then completed his master’s degree of anthropology from University of Memphis.

He was married to Donna McLain Barker for 27 years. Gary worked for Tennessee Department of Transportation as an archaeologist for over 20 years.  

He was survived by his father, Harold Barker; mother, Patricia Wells; siblings, Stephen Barker, Richard Barker and Marianne Barker; wife, Donna Mclain Barker; daughter, Ashley Barker; and son, Gary “Austin” Barker.

Pallbearers are Austin Barker, Hillard Liles, Randy Liles and Ray Stepp.

Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday at The Pavilion at Harpeth, 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, Tenn. A life celebration service will immediately follow the visitation at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Pavilion.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be made to: Friends of Kellytown, P.O. Box 150732, Nashville, TN 37215, in order to preserve this site for prosperity. Kellytown is an astounding archaeological site discovered and named by Gary during an investigation of this area which is located at Old Hickory Boulevard and Hillsboro Road.

Please visit the website to leave condolences, Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 615-646-9292.

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