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Clyde J. “C.J.” Barker


Clyde J. (C.J.) Barker, age 71, of Olive Hill, KY, was carried to heaven Sunday evening, October 11, 2020 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY.

C.J. was born April 14, 1949 in Olive Hill, KY, a son of the late Clyde and Lucille Stephenson Barker.  He attended Grahn Hill Freewill Baptist Church.  He was a 1967 graduate of Olive Hill High School and attended Morehead State University.  C.J. was a retired plant manager from Ashland Sales and Service, where he was employed for 43 years.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially UK basketball and football, and Cincinnati Reds baseball.  He loved gardening and following the weather.  The Kentucky Weather Center with Chris Bailey was his online favorite. Known as Skywatcher, he enjoyed sharing the weather here in Olive Hill with weather fans in other parts of Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, C.J. was preceded in death by a half-brother, Wendell Rose; his grandmother, Bertha Stephenson; and Uncle Alva Stephenson who helped raise him.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Treva Sturgill Barker; one daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Roger Holbrook; one granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth; and a special aunt, Lucille Barker.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle C.J.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Duvall and Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Bro. Jimmy Barker and Clifford “Tippy” Price officiating. Following CDC guidelines, seating will be limited. Burial will follow at the Biggs Hill Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Duvall and Moore Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 149 Whitt Street, Olive Hill, KY.

Serving as Pallbearers: Landon Price, Roger Holbrook, Isaac Donahue, Chris Vanlandingham, Jason James, and Brent Vanlandingham.

Honorary Pallbearers: Donnie Parker and Claude Vanlandingham

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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