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“I loved Cary with all my heart. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Arlene Macon - Santee, CA

“Iiadmired Cary's kindness and of course his musicianship . I got to know him when he was serving at Hand memorial church here in Pelham . my...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: mary gllynn stelmack - pelham, GA

“I am so sorry to hear about Cary. His talent now resides with the Angels. Jean Wills Satterfield (Cyndi's roommate at GSW) ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Satterfield - Friend

“Cary was a close family friend,teacher, and mentor. He told me at an early age I had the potential to be on stage as a career and never left it...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: timothy stoeckel - albany, ga, GA

“Today was one of those life-altering events when I read my parents' email about Cary's passing. I met Cary when I was just a child, & he was my first...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Ace

“I just learned of Cary's passing on Facebook. I want to offer my condolences to the entire family, especially Mrs. Cherie. Cary always made music...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Freeman Jamerson - Pelham, GA

“I just wanted to say that I am very sorry to hear of Cary's passing. He taught me piano at Carson's Piano Company many years ago. He will be missed...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Denise Coleman - Albany, GA

“Any time I heard Cary playing the electric piano, I always enjoyed his music, as did so many people. He will be missed. He was so talented. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Jordan - Albany, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Cary's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with his family. Cary is singing and playing in the angel choir...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Sutton - Albany, GA

“I am so sorry for the passing of Cary. Your family is in my prayers. Know that I am thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. Love to you all. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Marsha Ward - sylvester, GA

“Cary was a magnificent man, loving, compassionate, honorable and I will mourn him every day that I live and until I see him again one day. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Dane Arreola - Albany, GA

“I have many fond memories of Mr. Cary playing piano at my grandparents news years parties. He had such a talent and will be missed. My prayers are...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Catie Duskin - Dothan, AL

“Rest in peace, dear Cary, free of all your earthly pain. The angel choir has a new soloist and musician. I will miss your delightful sense of humor...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mitzi Cook - Albany, GA - friend

“Cary played piano and sang at my wedding in 1993. What a beautiful talent. He truly had a gift. My prayers are with his family and friends. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Bambi - Albany, GA

“Praying for the Barker family during the time. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Alison - Albany, GA

“So sorry to hear of Cary's passing. He use to teach me piano and I really loved taking from him! The world will really miss him! ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Darbyshire - Albany, GA


Mr. Raymond Cary Barker, Jr, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence following a long illness.
His memorial service will be Sunday (today) at 4 PM in the Walden Chapel at First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday 3 to 4 PM in Walden Chapel.
Born in Albany, Mr. Barker was a 1972 graduate of Riverview Academy which his family helped found. At the age of 15 he started performing piano, organ and vocals professionally and studied music under four different private instructors. His biggest joy in performing was seeing the joy in people who appreciated hearing him play his music.
Mr. Barker dearly loved his family, pets and especially First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Cheri Barker ; brother, Rev. Jeff Barker and his wife Vickie; nieces Anna Griffin and her husband Josh, Hope Trumbull and her husband Joey of Baconton; uncle and aunt, Les and Earlone Persall, New port Richie, FL; special friends Jeff Poole, Putney, Tonia Helvik, Albany and Don Holcomb, Conyers.