Jay Allen Barker 57, of Roxton, died at 8:07 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at his home. A memorial service is set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Roxton with Cheuy Potter and Gary Johnson officiating. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Jay was born March 23, 1962, in Guam to Guy Ronald and Peggy Sharon Rock Barker. He married Nita Gail Coker on Aug. 29, 1981, in Smyrna, Georgia. Mr. Barker was the IT manager for ProComm Communications. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Roxton.
Survivors include his wife, Nita Barker; two daughters, Diana Short and Mindi Barker; five grandchildren, Hailey, Abigail, and Charles Short, and James and Kylie Chapman; his parents, Ron and Sharon Barker; two brothers, Rocky and Rick Barker; and one sister, Karey Johnson. He was preceded in death by one sister.