Christopher Barker (Sign Guestbook)

Barker, Christopher, 47, of Knoxville, passed away November 27, 2018. Chris was a member of the North Knoxville Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and especially scuba diving in the Philippines where he met his wife, Christine.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo & Cedella Langston and Jane Barker. He is survived by his wife, Christine; son, Gaige; mother and stepfather, Brenda & Jerry Dyer; father, Alvin & Linda Barker; sister, Tracy May; uncle and aunt, Ronnie & Donna Langston; aunt, Joyce Parton; several nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Mocha. Private services will be held.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Barker Family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.


67 guestbook entries for “Christopher Barker”:

  1. Jerry Jones says:

    The best ones always leave us to soon. We’ll miss you buddy!

  2. Benny and Mary Cole says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

  3. Chris Burleson says:

    Fly high my friend!! Gone way to soon!!

  4. Jane Spivey says:

    So sorry to hear this.I knew Chris as little boy I lived across the street on North Crest Circle.I am sure he grew to be a good man.

  5. John Spivey says:

    To Alvin and Brenda
    I can’t imagine the sorrow that you both are going through at this terrible time. Our sincere condolences

  6. Jennifer Neal says:

    Lots of great memories with Chris when we were kids. He was always a sweetheart and he will be missed. RIP buddy.

  7. Marc Jacquemain says:

    You will be missed friend.

  8. Jason Brock says:

    Sincere condolences from my family to yours. Chris was a childhood friend and we shared a lot of good times on two wheels. I know he will be missed.

  9. Patrick King says:

    So sorry to hear about Chris,He lived right beside me.He was the reason that I got into motorcycle riding.We would make trails to ride dirt bikes on and right after school that is where we would be in the woods riding.Thanks for the good times.Rest in peace my friend.

  10. Jill Kelly Golden says:

    Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss

  11. Jennifer Davis says:

    There’s very few childhood memories I have that don’t include Chris. My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. RIP

  12. Ronnie korkow says:

    Rest easy old friend..alot of memories growing up..ride on my brother!

  13. Frank and Brenda Brock says:

    Prayers for the whole family. We all knew each other from before our children were born, and then they all grew up together. So many good memories. Rest easy Chris, we loved you as one of our own.

  14. Marc Webber says:

    Gone way to soon my friend. RIP Buddy

  15. Tammy Ritter says:

    I went to high school with Chris. He was always very sweet and kind to me.

  16. Jamie Spivey Frost says:

    I have so many fond neighborhood memories of Chris. Deepest condolences to the Barker family on this great loss.

  17. Jamie Spivey Frost says:

    I have many fond neighborhood memories of Chris. Deepest condolences to the Barker family on this great loss.

  18. Tim Holt says:

    Another one gone to soon. Lots of good times with Chris. My prayers are with your family. R.I.H my friend

  19. Bones cooper says:

    Alvin sorry for your loss

  20. Angie Butcher Culbreth says:

    Gone way to soon my sweet homeroom buddy! I’ve known Chris since the 6th grade. Prayers for the family. RIP.

  21. Gina says:

    Me and you were so close growing up, we lost touch along the way.. I will always cherish the memories we shared.. Love you Cuz! Save a seat for me! Rest in peace Christopher Todd! Praying for the family

  22. John lowry says:

    Alvin and Brenda you are in my prayers best for you both God bless you and this time

  23. Kelly Ryder says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Sending prayers for God to give you the strength in the days ahead.

  24. Jane Benson says:

    Brenda, Gina just told me about this and my heart is broken for you and the rest of the family. David and I will keep you all in our prayers. If we can ever do anything for you please let us know.

  25. Brian Sayers says:

    Christopher B #23. I’m gonna miss you brother. I had a lot of good times with you and you will never be forgotten.

  26. Jennifer Chesney Armstrong says:

    So sad to hear about Chris passing. Fly high my friend you will be missed by so many.

  27. Wayne Inklebarger says:

    So sorry Al and Brenda nice man gone much
    To soon.

  28. Jody West says:

    So sorry to hear about this. Praying for the family.

  29. Marty Dyke says:

    So many memories! So much time we spent together! So sad to hear your gone friend. One of the best guys around . Alvin , Brenda and Tracy my heart hurts . Prayers for the family in this sad time . ❤️

  30. Damon Styles says:

    Never a dull moment when Chris was around. Many a great memory on the trails. Always quick with a laugh and a smile. See you again one day my friend! Prayers of comfort for the family.

  31. Buddy Berney says:

    I’m going to miss Chris! He was a great friend for a long time! I have many great dirt bike riding memories with him. I pray for his family!

  32. Tim king says:

    Will miss him greatly we were such good friends growing up, you will be missed my old friend blessings to your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you

  33. Andy Captain says:

    I am so sad to hear this. I loved Chris like a brother. We have been out of touch for so many years but would still have done anything for him. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family, the one I knew, Alvin, Brenda, and Tracy, and the ones I never got the opportunity to meet.

  34. Jamie Wheeler says:

    So sorry to hear this. RIP Chris. Prayers for the family.

  35. Andrei M Wiggins says:

    You have my deepest sympathy. Trust in God and he will help you heal.

  36. Cody swaggerty says:

    Prayers for the barker family and my friend Alvin during this time. Chris was always so nice to my mother and I. So so sorry, rip chris, I bet the riding is beautiful up there!

    Cherish every moments with your loved ones!

  37. Jeff & Karen Bradshaw says:

    Prayers for you & your family.

  38. Fred & Ann Russell says:

    Brenda and family,
    Know that we share your sorrow and that our prayers are with you and your loved ones as you cherish the memories of your beloved son,Chris.

  39. Vicki Clair says:

    Brenda & Jerry, Your loss is felt by us all. Blessings,peace and comfort to you and your family.

  40. Neldeane & Paul Rice says:

    Brenda, Jerry and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending sincere prayers for our Heavenly Father to soothe your pain and to give you wonderful memories. Love you Brenda.

  41. Chris Dunn says:

    Can’t believe the news. Wish I got to hangout and dive with you in Leyte Bay buddy. Tell Howdy me and my dad said hello. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Chris was a champion on many levels. He will be missed.

    Chris Dunn and Larry Dunn

  42. Tammy Barber Baker says:

    You will be missed. Prayers for family and friends. We grew up together. Our parents hung out in our child hood days. Have known him for many years.??

  43. Ginny Reese says:

    Brenda and Alvin,
    I am so sorry to hear about Chris. Please know that Dick and I have you and your families in our prayers.
    Love to you both.

  44. DEE TRUAN says:


  45. Joan Lindsay says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Chris from Fountain City Elementary and Central High School.

  46. John Bo Lackey says:

    To the Barker family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. I havent seen him in years but we really had some great times at Wheelers School of Karate. I am truly broken over this he was a great student.I used to go by Bo but these days I go by my real name. Sincerely,
    John Lackey

  47. Jhay ar Tolentino says:

    It was so shocking bro, your healthy and active
    Why this happen.. cant believe its real!
    We love you.

    Rest in Peace

    Your Family here
    In Philippines ???

  48. Gary Mays says:

    A true original and awesome person to be around. Always fun! I’ll miss him dearly and I’ve logged a lot of dirt bike miles with this ol boy’. Love him always.

  49. Logun Lindsey says:

    My condolences!

  50. Nancy David says:

    Brenda, Chris knew you loved him unconditionally. It is obvious by the comments written that he had your sweet spirit. During this most difficult always remember he is smiling down on you. Love, Nancy

  51. Tiffany Miller says:

    Another friend gone much too soon. I went to Central with Chris, & he was such a sweet soul. He made my yrs there alot more enjoyable bc his kindness & sense of humor. It didn’t matter how bad a day I was having, all he had to do was smile, & it would lift my spirits. I haven’t seen him in yrs, & it’s heartbreaking to know that I’ll never have that chance again, on this side of Heaven. My prayers & love go out to all of the family. He will be deeply missed by many.

  52. Ray and Sandra Smyth says:

    Brenda, I hope you have been surrounded by your family and friends and felt the love and comfort they wish for you. Your son was a handsome man, and I know how much you loved him. Please know you are in our prayers, and we hope in this time of grief you will allow God”s love and peace to comfort you.

  53. Melanie Cooper says:

    Oh Chris so many things come to mind when I here you’re name motorcycles, karate, fun times, fun loving, mischief and of course handsome! Tho time has got between us we think of you frequently and will miss you but know we will see you again someday. My condolences to all the family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Melanie and Eric Cooper

  54. Bobby loftis says:

    My deepest prayers and sympathys are with you

  55. Robert e. Loftis says:

    So so sorry my brother.

  56. John & MaryKyle Link says:

    To Alvin, Linda and Tracy
    We didn’t have the privilege of knowing Chris, but just knowing you tells us that he was a good, good person. Our sincere condolences to you and your family in this great loss.
    Love, John and Mary Kyle

  57. Robin O'Connor Fisher says:

    Brenda, Jerry, Alvin, Linda and family, I know Chris will be so sadly missed. He was a sweet guy. At last we spoke, we talked hunting, fishing and told gun stories and planned to contact one another for the next dove season. I hope you will all find peace in your memories and in each other.

  58. Jerry and be Dana Stooksbury says:

    Alvin and Linda. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. It hurts but worse than words can say. I know, I’ve lost two. Would love to see you guys sometime. We be livein Maryville. Love tall of you.o

  59. Sherry Willard Eastwood says:

    Dear family of my friends, Alvin and Brenda, I am overwhelmed with sorrow for you and your family. God bless you and keep you and your family in his loving arms through this most difficult time of your lives. Praying for you not only now but in the months to come. I love you in the Lord, and pray for Him to be the glue that holds you together.

  60. Connie Jackson says:

    Brenda,Tracy and the Barker family, I’am so sorry for your devastating loss. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Gone way too soon.

  61. Tony Thompson says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Chris’s Family.

  62. Praying for Christine and everyone of the family. God bless you all and mend your broken hearts. I can’t imagine. You have all my prayers. Chris was a very good friend. Though I hadn’t seen him since high school. He was a great guy. ???


    From the very first day that we met Chris back in Aug.10 of 2008 at the Supercat Fast Ferry Terminal in Cebu City, Philippines. I remembered at the ticket booth the lady asked him Sir, where are you going? he said “I will go, where she goes”, he is pointing at my sister. Those are the exact words that made our head turns and then we said Hello and had Coffee. That’s how it all started. I knew at that moment, that there was something Special between him and my sister Christine ‘Instantaneous Attraction”and my instinct was right! As a brother-in-law, you are the best! To have you in our family. Makes us all so truly blessed. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give his eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. You will remain forever in our memory. Our Sincere Condolences.

  64. Christine Barker says:

    For all the l0ve ,hugs,prayers,heartfelt w0rds
    c0mpassi0n,kindness & supp0rt y0u
    have sh0wn us — We are s0 thankful…
    It’s the greatest c0mf0rt during 0ur s0rr0w
    is the expressi0n 0f symphaty
    c0nveyed t0 us in s0 many ways …
    We are s0 greatful t0 have pe0ple like y0u
    in 0ur lives — y0u’ve t0uched 0ur hearts ?
    On behalf 0f Me, Gaige & CHRIS family
    We deeply appreciate and
    it will always be remembered..
    Thank y0u & Be blessed.

  65. Christine Barker says:

    To my Husband,Bestfriend & the Love 0f mylife
    0h, h0w very much i am missing y0u everyday..
    I miss y0u w/all 0f my heart & all 0f me!
    When y0u die,a part 0f me dies t00.
    I am left w/this s0rr0w & its imp0ssible
    t0 ign0re – the sadness & heartache
    that i feel inside that n0 0ne can heal…
    Its s0 hard n0t t0 see y0u & t0uch y0u –
    I wish heaven had visiting h0urs
    s0 i c0uld see & talk t0 y0u again ..
    It will never be the same w/0ut y0u baby,
    But i will let y0u g0 —
    c0z i kn0w y0u w0nt be far away…

    And y0u have s0 many things to see & do;
    skating,karate,ride bulls,fishing,hunting and
    m0st 0f all motorcycle rides,riding them
    endless trails & scuba diving…
    All these things y0u l0ve t0 do & y0u d0 it best!
    I am s0 pr0ud 0f y0u baby,
    And will always be y0ur no.1 FAN

    You had me from “I will g0,where she g0es”
    Thank y0u f0r the best 10 years shared w/me
    I appreciate everything ab0ut us living
    and being t0gether. I’ll always remember
    the things y0u have taught me
    and h0w much y0u l0ve me –
    I cherished the g00d times filled
    with fun & laughter and treasure
    the mem0ries with in my heart..
    And i kn0w y0u live 0n thr0ugh th0se lives
    y0u have t0uched & shared great mem0ries!
    I h0ld y0u cl0se t0 me & f0rever in my heart. Watch 0ver Me,Mama & m0cha
    I’ll miss y0u, until we meet again….
    ❤ I l0ve y0u baby and i always will ❤

  66. Jonathan Billard says:

    RIP brother,

    I had a great time working with you in Kuwait.

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  • Birth: July 31, 1971
  • Death: November 27, 2018