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David Barkley (09-26-2013)
Funeral services for Bro. David Barkley, 86, of Downsville were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with Rev. Robbie Robertson and Bro. C.C. Bayles, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Ararat Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Bro. Barkley, a pastor, was born Feb. 20, 1927 and passed away Sept. 22, 2013, the last of his siblings. He married Mildred Roberts on Sept. 12, 1945. Bro. Barkley pastored many churches in Union and Franklin Parishes and surrounding areas. His passion was preaching. He also enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Mildred Roberts Barkley; daughter, Louise Barkley Pace; granddaughter, Phyllis Aulds; and grandson, Trey Sullivan.
Left to cherish his memory are his four daughters, Vicki Sullivan and husband, Hardy; Carrie Barkley; Audrey Thomas and husband, John; Kathy Coates and husband, Kenny; 2 sons: George David (Scooter) Barkley and Joey Barkley and wife, Teri; grandchildren: Linda Foster, Kevin Barkley, Rainie Church, Jason Thomas, Robin Pace, David Pace, Lydia Schwind, Brad Barkley, Jonathan Barkley, Denise Stern and Scooter Barkley; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. His grandsons served as pallbearers.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Farrar Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. Online messages for the family may be left at www.farrarfuneralhomeonline.com.