Nicholas "Nick" H. Barker, 78, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, with his loving wife and daughter by his side.
Born Dec. 13, 1942, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late William K. and Maribel (Hubbard) Barker.
Nick was a 1960 graduate of Lynchburg High School where he met his lifelong love and wife of 56 years, Carolyn Luck. He joined the Navy at 17 years old, and after being honorably discharged he went on to work at the Ohio State Highway Patrol, where he worked for 30 years before retiring. He was an electrician for over 60 years and also a retiree from ABX with eight years of service. He was a member of The Elks 797, American Legion Post 49 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1224, and also enjoyed golfing, classic cars and going to car shows.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; and three children, Denise (Tom) Mulvaney, Kerry (Dawn) Barker and Nicole Barker; and five grandchildren, Cassidy, Nathan, Rachel and Collin Barker, and Sara (Tim) Russell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James R. Barker.
A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family at Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg, with the burial to follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.