Robert Lee Barker Sr., 77, of Axton, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. He was born in Pittsylvania County on June 3, 1941, to Oscar Barker Sr., and Elsie Burnett Barker. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Robert “Robbie” Lee Barker Jr.; five sisters; and three brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Wilson Barker; daughters, Susan Barker Nichols, Donna Barker Underwood and husband, Coy; son, Jonathan Lee Barker and wife Shannon; sister, Viola Barker Compton; brother, Oscar Barker Jr.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also his special friend and hunting buddy, Corky Corcoran.
Mr. Barker retired from East Gate Development and attended Axton Baptist Church. He loved hunting and fishing.
A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at McKee-Stone Chapel and will be officiated by Pastor Tony Lundy. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA