Howard Ray Barker, 75, died at his home in Kingsland, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
He leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Shelly; his children, Larry Barker, Darren Barker, Debbie Sheler, Cody Barker, Jerry Don Barker, and Kendra Little; brothers, Walter Barker and wife Connie and Ralph White and wife Lisa; sisters, Bonnie Henthorn and Teresa Schoonover and husband Isaac; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Raywas preceded in death by his father, Joe Barker; mother, Doris Mann Nuzum; sister Linda Daughtery, grandson Justin Barker; nephew Scooter Barker; and stepson, Joseph Edwards.
Ray was born in Tulia, Texas. He worked many years in Plainview and Lubbock and moved to Kingsland in 1997. He was a carpenter.
A celebration of life is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church, 100 W. Lillian Dean in Buchanan Dam.