Neil William Barker of Hudson, N.C., formerly of West Liberty, KY, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Lenoir, N.C., at the age of 61 years, 6 months and 15 days. He was born on Thursday, October 26, 1961 at Hudson, N.C., son of the late Wilber “Web” & Merita Hice Barker.
He was united in marriage to Carolyn Benton. He was a professional photographer & substitute teacher, a Christian and was a member of the Freedom Independent Baptist Church in Hudson, N.C. and also attended the Index Community Church while living in West Liberty, KY. He was a loving husband, son-in-law, brother-in-law, and uncle and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Wilber “Web” & Merita Hice Barker, he was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Barker.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carolyn Benton Barker; father-in-law, Jimmie Benton (Flo) of West Liberty, KY; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Lane (Richard) of Campton, KY and Sandy Benton of Sandy Hook, KY; one brother-in-law, Jimmie Benton, Jr. (Betty) of Hazard, KY; and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Funeral Service 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Potter Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Frisby officiating. Burial to follow in the May Cemetery, Woodsbend, KY. Visitation from 12 noon - 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Potter Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Barry Lee Stevens, Richard Charles Lane, Jacob Seth Bowman, Jimmie Benton, Jr., Chad Bailey, & family & friends.
Honorary Pallbearers: Richard Lane, Daniel Bowman, and Joshua Stevens.
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