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Justin Barker: A Celebration of Life

Monday, August 17, 2020 - by Kent Basinger, Chairman

Justin Barker, A Celebration of Life

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From the Office of the Chairman of the Board
Kent Basinger

Justin Barker, A Celebration of Life

Kerrville, TX - August 17, 2020. This past week, I had the honor of attending the celebration of life for past camper, Justin Barker (1998-2020).

Justin Barker
(Figure 1. Justin Barker, TLC Camper)

There where so many stories of the joyful times that he experienced at TLC. He loved the horses, archery and boating. He participated in all activities without hesitation. Justin was a TLC adventurer, He embodied the “can do” philosophy and made it look easy to the casual observer. In attendance at his celebration, were three past counselors of TLC. This is a testament to the impact that we have on campers, but also how they impact our lives.

As Stephen Mabry of TLC put it, “Justin was a rock star at TLC.”  As I sat there watching the slideshow of Justin’s life and listening to the speakers that spoke about Justin, the thought that kept replaying in my mind was: “This is why we do what we do at TLC.”

This is why it is so important that TLC resume residential services as soon as it is safe to do so. This is why it is so important that we do whatever necessary to fund and build the much-needed new buildings to keep our campus vibrant and remaining relevant. This is why it is so important that TLC is there for generations to come.

Justin had that “can do” attitude and so do Texas Lions!

Sincerely yours,

Lion Kent Basinger
Chairman of the Board
Texas Lions Camp, Inc.


“Serving God’s special children, is the greatest service of all.”
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