Stephen C. Barker

October 21, 1949July 4, 2018
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Stephen C. Barker, 68, of Elkview had passed away Wednesday, July 4th. He was very kind to others and always was supportive of others. Everywhere he went he would always have the biggest smile on his face. He would always try to help people the best he could. He was a hard worker and would always stay on top of his job. He was retired from Union carbide. He was preceded in death by his mother Beulah A. Young, and his brother William Barker. He is survived by his wife, Janie Elswick Barker, of Elkview; his son, Kip Barker and his wife Della "Joanie" Barker, of Cross Lanes;his daughter, Stefanie Barker-Adkins and her husband James Adkins, of Davidson, North Carolina; his two grandchildren, Khloe Barker and Kyra Barker, of Cross Lanes; his sisters, Rebecca Williams, of Cabin Creek, Deanna Samms-Vitello, and her husband Bob Vitello, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania; he had many nieces and nephews, including grand nieces and nephews that he loved very dearly. Service will be at 10am Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Visitation will be Monday, July 9 from 5:30-7:30pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Stephen C. Barker

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Drema Davis

July 19, 2018

Janie, so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband.....I hope God comforts you and your family now and in the days ahead and gives you peace in your hearts.....always keep the
precious memories of him in your hearts that will certainly be a comfort to you....I know what it is like to lose a husband....I just lost my husband on New Years Eve....and still trying to deal with things. It is very hard to get thru things for sure, but with Gods help and the love and help of family and special friends, one can do this. I remembered seeing his obit earlier and I thought I really needed to send condolences to you....just now getting around to this....Hope you remember me.....we worked together at the DDS in the technical review section.....if you remember we had a mutual friend we knew when you came there...Chuck Samples. Janie, take care and know others are thinking of you and have gone thru what you are going thru now......Drema Davis

John & Nikia Elmore

July 9, 2018

We were sad to hear of Steve’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a kind and gentle man. Always a sweet smile on his face! Janie we are just around the circle if you ever need a thing. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to hold your family up in the days ahead.

The Elmore Family

Polly Moffatt

July 8, 2018

I worked with Steve for several years at UCC. During the time when Dow bought UCC and we were working on converting the SAP systems, we all worked incredibly long hours. Yet we were encouraged to exercise to help with the stress. Our group all got a chuckle when Steve asked if "jumping to conclusions" counted. He was a very likable and gentle man. And his humor made those stressful days a little easier for us. Of course, the fact that he was a Steeler fan only made me like him more. While I didn't share his love of college sports, there was no doubt he was a huge Mountaineer fan.
I'm pleased that I got to know and work him. Condolences to the entire family. He will be missed.

Barry Stewart

July 8, 2018

I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Steve at Flaherty, Sensabaugh and Bonasso Law Firm for about a year. I kept in touch with him for awhile when he moved to Humphrey's Law Firm and I moved on to the City of Charleston. He was a kind man who really did always have a smile on his face and gentle disposition even when he was having a bad day. It was a pleasure to know him and my condolences go out to all of his Family. God Bless you and keep you.

Barry Stewart

Butch Marker

July 8, 2018

Kip sorry about the loss of your Dad if he was like you he was a good man lost my dad at 68 a good friend Butch Marker

Mary Jeffries

July 8, 2018

Barker family
My deepest sympathy to the family. I pray for peace and comfort for all.

Mary & Ted Jeffries
Summit Park Neighbors

Johnny Cash

July 7, 2018

When I was younger the Barker family was also my family growing up. Kip and Stephanie was like my brother and sister. We would spend every day over the summer together and went to Holden Beach together. Steve was always very good to me and my brothers and sister. Heaven has gained a fine man and an excellent angel. You all will be in my prayers!!

JT Spencer

July 6, 2018

I remember one of the first times I met Mr Barker. I had known Kip a while and we had become pretty close friends. We met through mutual friends and ended up just clicking. After hanging out with Kip for a while we discovered we both enjoyed playing basketball. Kip told me his dad also enjoyed playing basketball and played in an open Gym type setting with a group of his friends. I remember going there and meeting Mr Barker and playing basketball with Kip and his dad. It was fun and I really enjoyed Mr Barker. He had a very kind and enjoyable jolly personality. I knew then why I liked his son so well. He had raised his son to have the same qualities that he had. I just want to say Mr Barker was a good man and will be missed dearly. Also my prayers and thoughts are with all of the family and I love you all.