Charles W. Barkley (1953 - 2017)

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Charles W. Barkley, "Charley," 63, of Charlotte, NC passed away peacefully in his home Friday April 28, 2017. He was born on July 8, 1953 to the late Jo Ann Scott and Charles Franklin Barkley. Charley is survived by his wife of 38 years Jane Sprinkle Barkley, sons Charles and David, daughter Brooke and son-in-law Jeremy Sanders, brothers Phil and Bryan, stepmother, Joan H. Barkley and stepsiblings Billy Butler and Bonnie Driskill. His sister Brenda Swentor precedes him in death.

Charley was a graduate of Myers Park High School, and received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he met his wife.

Though by trade he was a successful attorney and entrepreneur for nearly four decades, he possessed infinite curiosity and spent his life as a student of the world. This curiosity led him to explore many varied hobbies and interests in the pursuit of enlightenment, sometimes even to his family's chagrin. These adventures led him to touch the lives of many people who are interconnected through relationships that Charley built. He always made time to provide advice to his family, friends, and sometimes complete strangers, each of whom sought to learn a little piece of what he picked up along the way.

A gathering to celebrate Charley's life will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 2nd at Ellington Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the American Civil Liberties Union at 1-888-567-2258 or by choosing the memorial gift option at aclu.org. Notes of encouragement and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ellingtonfuneralservices.com. Serving the Barkley family is Ellington Funeral Services, 727 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Family owned since 1944.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on May 1, 2017