American, Obituaries 2004
Ector County, Texas
by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas Jun 27 2004
Information used by permission of the
Odessa American Newspaper
© 1999-2004 Odessa American. All rights reserved.
ODESSA — James E. Barkley of Odessa went home to be with the Lord on
June 23, 2004. James was born in Roscoe, Texas in 1940. James was a
member of the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge. He was the owner of Permian
Basin Transmission Parts. James was preceded in death by his father, Jim
Barkley. His survivors are: Mother, Maxine Barkley of Bronte; his wife,
of 46 years, Glenda of Odessa; two sons, Bill Barkley of Tempe, Arizona
and Kenny Barkley of Odessa; three grandchildren, Kenny Ray Barkley,
Forrest Barkley and Cassi Barkley, all of Odessa; two brothers, Robert
“Bobby” Barkley and wife Betty of Blackwell and Gary Don and wife
Larrie Barkley of Groves, Texas; three nephews; and two nieces.
To the many friends that have lifted James and his family up through
prayer during his illness the family wishes to say “Thank You” for
all you have done.
Family will receive friends at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday
June 27, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Graveside services will be held on
Monday, June 28, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the
Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come to Me”.
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you pass away,
And though we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.