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Ranvil Ray “Randy Ray” Barker III, 31, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1984 in Charleston, attended South Park Missionary Baptist Church, was a 2002 graduate of Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Va., and was a member of the ROTC.

Ranvil will be loved and missed by many.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Burl and Eula Dent; paternal grandfather, Ranvil Ray Barker, and paternal grandmother, Helen Hudson.

Ranvil is survived by mother, Clara Brisdendine of Charleston; father, Ranvil Ray Barker II of St. Albans, West Virginia; sister, Stephanie Hodges of Charleston; nephews, Milo and Eliot Hodges of Kenna, West Virginia; several aunts, uncles and family members, and his furry buddy, Kitler.

The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, West Virginia, with the Rev. Kermit Monk officiating. The burial followed the service at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

The online guestbook for Ranvil Ray Barker III can be accessed at