Granville – Christopher David Barker, 40, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife and family by his side on Thursday, April 25, 2019 following a brief illness with cancer.
David was born on February 16, 1979 at Glens Falls Hospital, the son of the late C. Dana and Kay (Roberts) Barker.
David graduated from the Hartford Central School and attended Adirondack Community College obtaining a degree in Liberal Arts. He has been employed as a medical lab technician at Glens Falls Hospital for 19 years.
He was a volunteer E.M.T. with the Argyle Emergency Squad for more than 20 years and was elected in 2006 to serve as Captain, serving in that capacity for the past 13 years.
Besides his involvement with the E.M.S., he would be there to help anyone in need in any situation. He was a true friend to his E.M.S. brothers and sisters, but most of all, his wife and his two daughters were his world. He enjoyed the many trips that he took to the ocean with the wife and family.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Survivors include the love of his life for the past 18 years, Stephanie A. (Colvin) Barker, his two loving daughters, Emmaline C. and Abigail P. Barker of Granville, his brothers, C. Dana Barker, Jr. and his wife Beth of Granville, Ira Lee Barker and his wife Linda of New Jersey, Lloyd Dana Barker and his wife Gretchen of Granville and Gilbert Dean Barker and his wife Elaine of Hudson Falls, his sisters, Christie Ann Dyer and her husband Bruce Bentley and Debra Louise Downing and her husband Brian, all of Hartford. His in-laws, Paul and Charlene Colvin of Fort Edward, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Granville United Methodist Church on Church Street in Granville with Rev. Jerry McKinney and his brother-in- law Steven Colvin co-officiating.
Friends may join the family from 4:00 pm until the time of the services at the church.
Following the memorial service, there will be a reception at the Hartford Fire House, Route 40, in Hartford. Food may be taken directly to the firehouse following the services.
The family requested that in lieu of flowers, they ask that donations be made to care for his two daughters through contributions made to the Emmaline C. and Abigail P. Barker Fund, in care of the Park Heritage Credit Union, 5 Murray St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801 or to the Argyle Emergency Squad, 15 Sheridan Street, Argyle, N.Y. 12802.
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