Retired Sgt. Maj. Otis Barker, 83, of Fayetteville died April 7, 2010.
He was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Seth and was a son of the late Lloyd and Pearl Barker. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kensey Barker; two sisters, Juanita Barker and Cybil Barker Cox; three sons, Michael, Richard and Timothy Barker; one daughter, Dena Barker Westfall; and granddaughter, Ivy Marie Barker.
He was married to Karen Toombs Barker. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 30 years and as a correctional officer with South Central Regional Jail, Charleston. In the U.S. Marine Corps, he served in World War II, Korea, Lebanon and Vietnam. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and five Purple Hearts (Cross of Gallantry.)
He is survived by his wife, Karen Toombs Barker; three sons, Joseph and Stephen Barker, both of Seth, and Sonny Barker of Elkview; two daughters, Lisa Barker Wise and Tina Barker of Pennsylvania; two stepsons, Eric Johnson of Fayetteville and Thomas Wilson of Rocklick; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four step-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eagles, VFW, American Legion and the Marine Corps League.
Funeral services were held on April 12 at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Chaplain Keith Davis officiating. Entombment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, with full military rites conducted.
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