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Erbil A. BARKLEY


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Erbil A., beloved husband of Alice Barkley (nee Elder) devoted father of Gwen Bassette (Anthony), Marvin Barkley, Diann McDaniel (Reginald), Anthony Barkley, Janice Barkley and Robert Barkley (Lisa). August 12, 2014, Age 82 years. Mr. Barkley, the sixth child of Ardell and Hattie Smith Barkley, was born on February 7, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A graduate of Central high School in 1952, Mr. Barkley won one individual and one relay state track championship while leading the team to back-to- back state team championships in 1950 and 1951. Also a standout running back for the Central football team, Barkley rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a junior and senior. In 2001, he was inducted into the Buddy LaRosa Sports Hall of Fame. He then attended North Carolina A&T, where he was a four-year starter in football and ran track. He was later inducted into that school's Hall of Fame in 1995. Erbil Barkley worked for General Electric's aircraft engine division in Evendale, Ohio as a machinist and engineering assistant from 1956 to his retirement in 1988. It was said that he was very proud of his work there and of being his shop's union steward. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 48 W. Sharon Rd. Friends may call Friday, August 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St . Gabriel Catholic Church. Burial at Walnut Hills Cemetery, Cincinnati, Oh. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at www.jcbattleandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Aug. 21, 2014
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