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James Alvin Barker, 79, departed this life on August 15, 2021in Louisa, VA. Alvin was Born on March 18, 1942, in Fluvanna County, VA, to the late Claude and Virginia Davis Barker. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Claude Edward Barker; brother in-laws, Edgar Williams, Stewart Morris and Roger Brill; and one sister, June Morris. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Joyce Barker; three children, Carl Barker (Irma), Tina Harlow (Willie) and Beth Jones (Stacy); Seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; five sisters, Jean Williams, Myrtle Purdum (Wayne), Arlene Brill, Brenda Joseph (Wade) and Sheila Galihugh (Ken); two Brothers, Dallas Barker (Sherri) and Randy Barker (Kathy); one brother in-law, Junior Morris; and a host of other family and friends.
Alvin was a truck driver for many years hauling mail, automobile parts and gasoline. He retired from Tiger Fuel Company. In his spare time, he enjoyed doing small jobs with his tractor and backhoe.
He loved to fish and camp on the James River in Scottsville, VA. He taught his children how to live the simple life and how to have fun outdoors.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Holly Memorial Gardens, 3251 Seminole Trail (Rt. 29), Charlottesville, VA. Pastor David Flack will be officiating. Following the funeral service, the family would like to invite everyone to Macedonia Church, Louisa VA for a time of fellowship and memory sharing
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation to Scottsville Independent Baptist Church; 181 Shores Road, Palmyra, VA 22963 or Hospice of Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.