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Richard Dale “Dicky” Barker, 71, of Savannah, Georgia, died Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019, under the care of Hospice Savannah.

He was born in Savannah, Georgia to the late D.L. “Pete” Barker and the late Cecelia Merritt Barker. Dicky was a graduate of Cathedral Day School and graduated from Savannah High School, class of 1968. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and of the Catholic faith. Dicky was also an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Braves.

Once you met Dicky you would not forget him. He was the type of person that would do anything he could for you. He liked to have a good time no matter the occasion and he had those good times with the countless friends he has known since childhood.

Dicky had recently enjoyed a birthday celebration with lifelong friends David, Charlie, Harry, and Jimmy. He had a great sense of humor and personality, and his memory will last forever with family and friends.

He is survived by his brother, Jim Barker; sisters, Ann Barker and Mary Barker Reiser (Billy); and aunt, Hazel Barker all of Savannah; nephews, Jamie Barker and Brian Barker (Tiffany); great-nephew, Aedan Barker; and great-nieces, Macy Barker and Gwen Barker, all of Atlanta, and several cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue. The funeral service will immediately follow in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service, conducted by the Reverend Joseph A. Smith. Interment will be private.

As Dicky was an avid animal lover, in lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the The Humane Society for Greater Savannah – 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406-3922.


Online Condolences

  1. Mike Pezan says:

    Dicky was a friend of mine since high school. I just want to tell his family how sorry I am for their loss.

  2. RENNY JOHNSON says:

    I had the honor of knowing Dicky since we were teenagers, long time ago, Have considered him a best friend for life. I will never forget the good times we had together growing up. I will miss my friend,

  3. Bobie Shelton says:

    Jim, I am so sorry to hear this news. Prayers.

  4. Louis “Skeet” Sellers says:
    Dicky & I have been lifelong friends since we were in 4th & 5th grade as so many of Dicky’s many friends from childhood. A great friend & he will be missed by all of us who were blessed by friendship.

  5. Robert (Rab) dickerson says:

    Friends like Dickie are normally found in your early years and that is when I came to know him at the park, me on the ball field and him with the cool kids but somehow we crossed that bridge and I consider Dickie a lifelong friend. See you in heave someday my brother in Christ. Love you rab

  6. Shawn Thornton says:

    Ann, Mary, and Jimmy, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort knowing he is with your family in heaven.

    Prayers for all of you!
    Shawn and Matthew Thornton

  7. Theresa English says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was my Uncle’s (Harry Pitts) best friend. I grew up with Dicky. He was always at my grandma’s house. I loved him.

  8. Lynn Smith says:

    Ann, I was so sorry to hear that Dicky had passed. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  9. Tom & Janice Stevens says:

    Dickie was a wonderful soul. Janice and I extend our deepest sympathy to Jim, Ann, Mary and their extended family during their time of loss and morning. May his soul repose in the bosom of Abraham.

  10. Brooks Youmans says:

    To Jim, Brian , Jamie and the Barker family,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Your family is in my prayers during this sorrowful time.

    Brooks Youmans

  11. Jamie Benfield says:

    Ann, Mary & Jimmy, I am sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you and your family in my prayers.

  12. kathy Newman (Davis) says:

    Jimmy, Mary and Ann, we were so sorry to hear about Dicky. We have very fond childhood memories of the Barker family growing up.
    Dicky was a good friend to our brother Don and was often at our house. Over the years we ran into Dicky once in a while and we
    always enjoyed seeing him
    .We shall be praying for your family.

    Pam and Kathy Davis

  13. Julie Paige says:

    Mary and family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother.
    Thinking of all of you, in my prayers,
    Julie & Eddie Paige

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