James Elmer Barkley, 81, Andover, passed away, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at Prairie Hills Baptist Church, 11454 SW Highway 54, Augusta. Interment will follow in Bruno Township Cemetery, Andover.
James was born Feb. 7, 1932, to Francis and Violette (Moffitt) Barkley in Green Castle, Mo. He graduated from Kansas Newman University with a 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 a Boeing contract negotiator.
He is survived by: his sons, James (Kathy) Barkley of Wichita, Mike (Carol) Barkley and Dennis (Larita) Barkley, all of Haysville; daughter, Linda Atkins (James Ryan) of Augusta; and Daniel Barkley (Laura Brown) of Andover; sisters, Alpha (Don) Walker of Monrovia, Calif. and Debra Barkley (James Atkins) of 29 Palms, Calif.; good friend, Mary Glamann of Derby; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; and an infant brother, Hugh Barkley.
A memorial has been established with Prairie Hills Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.