ODESSA Glenda Louise Barkley of Odessa went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2014. Glenda was born in Roscoe, Texas, in 1943. Glenda is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Barkley of Odessa; father, W.V. "Pete" Dillard; and her mother, Yvonne "Jude" Pierce. Her survivors are two sons, Billy Barkley of Tempe, Arizona, and Kenny Barkley of Odessa; three grandchildren, Kenny Ray Barkley, Forrest Barkley and Cassi Barkley, all of Odessa; one great grandchild, Jameson Barkley of Odessa. To the many friends that have lifted Glenda and her family up through prayer, the family wishes to say "thank you" for all you have done. Family will receive friends at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, January 26, from 6-8pm. Graveside services will be held Monday, January 27, 2014, at 2pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pastor Terry Ohlmann of Church in the Wind will be officiating.|
Miss Me But Let Me Go
"When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little - but not too long, and not with your head held low
Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me - but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take, and each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's plan, a step on the road to home."
Published in Odessa American on Jan. 25, 2014