Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 8, 2014

Justin Richard Barker

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Justin was born October 12, 1981 at Bluefield; he was the son of Carl W. Barker Jr. and Marie Christian Barker of Princeton.

Justin was a graduate of Princeton Senior High School Class of 2000 and had attended West Virginia University as Biology major.

He was described by many as having a magnetic personality, contagious laugh and could make anybody smile.  Justin was a hard worker and always excelled in whatever work he did. He was a very loving son, brother and friend.  He was currently employed by McDonald's on Stafford Drive in Princeton.

Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Phyllis Christian, and his paternal grandfather, Carl Barker, Sr.

In addition to his parents, Carl and Marie, he is survived by his sister and best friend Caity Barker of Princeton.  His paternal grandmother, Phyllis Barker of Princeton and a long time friend, LaDonna Rowe of Princeton. He has a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2014 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Jim H. Kestner officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from Noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Online condolence may be shared with the family via

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.