William Barkley

Burleson, Texas

1929 - 2020


Burleson, Texas
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William (Bill) Barkley
William (Bill) Ernest Barkley Jr, 90, of Alvarado Texas peacefully left this world on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:04 a.m.
He was a long-standing member of the Fort Worth Optimists and participated in the Youth Baseball program.
He was the Number 1 fan of the Burleson Elks and could be found in the stands of every athletic event.
He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.
He loved his children and their spouses: Donna and Steve Koenig, Jan and Jim Fry, Gary Barkley, Dayna and Gene Bird and Jill and Randy Steele.
He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and numerous honorary grandchildren who also called him Granddad.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie, his son Mickey, grandchildren Daniel and Emily and great grandson Jaycen.
Service times are Visitation at Mountain Valley Funeral Home from 6 – 8 PM Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020 and service will be at Bethesda Baptist Church 10 am Wed. Sept. 2, 2020
Due to Covid -19, seating at the church will be limited. The service will be live-streamed on You Tube and on his Facebook page.
The family requests that no flowers be sent. Instead, please honor Bill by donations to Optimist of Fort Worth, Youth Fund, Inc, P.O. Box 101163, Fort Worth 76185 or a charity of your choice.

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What a wonderful man, father, and grandfather.... he will live forever

A very good and kind man and very much loved.

A very good and kind man and much loved.

Steve Damrel

Sending all the family - in particular Jan and Gary - strength and prayers during this difficult time.

Bill Barkley was one of the most loving and giving persons I have ever met. His love for and devotion to his family are to be admired and followed as an example. He blessed the lives of all who knew him. My love and prayers go out to all who loved Bill.

Mr. B was a wonderful man who made everyone he met feel that they were special to him. He was loved, and will be missed, by many, many relatives and friends.

My name is David Jones and I was fortunate enough to call him " Uncle Bill " for the majority of my life. I was eight years old when I met him through the Optimist Club Baseball Program and I am now fifty one. He was loved by so many and will truly be missed. Love ya, David Jones

Sure will look forward to seeing him again in heaven. Love BillBill so much!

Love never fails!

Gary, Jan and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers.