Thomas J. Barker

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2008

SMITHFIELD—Thomas Jay Barker, 52, died June 9, 2008, in Sentara Obici Hospital.

Mr. Barker was a resident of Isle of Wight County for 29 years and an employee of Northrup Grumman.

He was a member of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge No. 65 in Surry and was a past master of Smithfield Union No. 18. He loved being with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Janet Sykes Barker; son, Justin Thomas Barker of Smithfield; daughter, Brandy Helman (Bradly) of Newport News; and stepmother, Neva Jo Barker of Oregon.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in Colonial Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Acree officiating.

Masonic rites will be observed. Family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jefferson Masonic Lodge No. 65, c/o 14302 Burwells Bay Road, Smithfield, VA 23430.

Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.