ANDOVER, Kan. — James “Jim” Elmer Barkley, 81, passed away, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
James was born Feb. 7, 1932, to Francis and Violette (Moffitt) Barkley in Green Castle, Mo. He graduated from Kansas Newman University with his business degree. James married Roberta Elaine Walker on Aug. 31, 1952, in Newton, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2012. He retired as a major from the Air Force and was a Vietnam War Veteran. James worked as Boeing contract negotiator.
He is survived by his sons, James (Kathy) Barkley of Wichita, Mike (Carol) Barkley and Dennis (Larita) Barkley all of Haysville, Kan., daughter, Linda Atkins (James Ryan) of Augusta, and son, Daniel Barkley (Laura Brown) of Andover, Kan.; sisters, Alpha (Don) Walker of Monrovia, Calif., and Debra Barkley (James Atkins) of 29 Palms, Calif.; good friend Mary Glamann of Derby; and 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse and an infant brother, Hugh Barkley.
Visitation was Sunday, April 7, at the Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory in Augusta, Kan. A funeral service took place this morning, April 8, at Prairie Hills Baptist Church in Augusta, Kan. Interment followed in Bruno Township Cemetery in Andover, Kan.
A memorial has been established with Prairie Hills Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.