William Barkley Sr.

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William V Barkley, Sr., age 88 of Gainesville, FL died May 21st, 2009 at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Mr. Barkley was born January 9, 1921 in Bath, New York.

Mr. Barkley was a veteran of World War II, serving stateside in the United States Army. He was an automobile dealer by trade, serving the Gainesville, Leesburg, Sarasota, and Orlando areas, as well as Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was a loving husband and father who will be dearly missed.

Mr. Barkley was preceded in death by his parents Ansel William Barkley and Flossie June VanKeuren, a son Robert V Barkley, Sr., and a grandson Jeremy Blake Palmer. He is survived by his wife Jayne Pettigrew Barkley of Gainesville, FL, his children, William V (Kay) Barkley, Jr. of Gallion, AL, James V (Iris) Barkley of Asheville, NC, Gayle Barkley (Cranston) Scott of Bradenton, FL and Naomi Barkley of Albany, GA, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday May 26, 2009 at 1:00pm in the Oak Room at Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, 5100 SW 25th Blvd. Gainesville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests making a memorial contribution to the P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the 2121 SW 16th Ave. Gainesville, FL. 32608. The Barkley family also wishes to express their deepest thanks and gratitude for all your thoughts, prayers and kind deeds; they give us strength in this hour of need.

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601 (352) 376-5361.

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Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Gainesville
311 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601-1803
(800) 433-5361
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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 24 to May 25, 2009
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