Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Paula Barker PAULA MARIE FAULKNER BARKER, 71 years young, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 8, 2020 at her home, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery north of Ranger, TX. Paula was born Dec. 19, 1948 in Monahans, TX to Wayne Curly & Gloria Bennie Summa Faulkner. After graduating high school, she attended UT Tyler where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree and became a teacher. She taught math in Mineral Wells and retired from Ranger Jr. High where she taught math and computer technology. In March of 1969, she married Jessie Carl Barker in Wink, TX. He preceded her in death in 2016. Paula loved genealogy and researching her family's Scottish heritage even having a precious Scottie dog named Bonnie. She loved to travel and was able to see a lot of places with her husband. Her greatest loves were that of her family and her church family. She was a faithful member of the Daugherty Street Church of Christ in Eastland. She is survived by her son, Carl Barker (RHS-1994) and daughter, Karen Barker Volpitta (RHS-1988) and husband John, grandchildren; Kasey and Cory Bullock, Korey and Sam Green, Krista and Jared Matlock, Keith "Fuzzy" and Elizabeth Volpitta, Gus & Chanda Barker, Sam & Savannah Barker, Hali Barker & Morgan Barker, great-grandchildren; Maddi and Emma Bullock, Mary, Jessie and Ruby Green, Gideon, Teagan, and Asher Marlock, Joanna Volpitta, and Estella Barker. She is also survived by a brother; Frank Faulkner and a sister Beth Ream and husband Robert and numerous nieces and nephews.