Hugh Craig Barkley Jr., 78, resident of Myrtle passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.
Funeral Services honoring the life of Mr. Barkley will be 2:30 PM Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Glenfield Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in Enterprise Cemetery. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care.
Mr. Barkley was born July 8, 1943 in Union County to the late Beatrice Mae McNeal and Hugh Craig Barkley Sr. He received his education in the Tippah Union Public School System and was married on September 2, 1966 to his beloved wife, Wanda Joyce Rea Barkley, who survives. He was employed as a route salesman for 25 years with The Coca Cola Company before his retirement.
A member and former deacon of Glenfield Baptist Church, Mr. Barkley had a servant's heart and giving personality which led him to become the founder of the "Someone Cares" organization that feed those in need on Thanksgiving. Favorite pastimes included working in his garden, enjoying new restaurants on family trips, The Dallas Cowboys and sharing time with those he loved most.
Visitation will be Sunday January 9, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM at Glenfield Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, memories will be shared by one daughter, Cindy Barkley Bruner (Robert) of New Albany, one son, Randy Barkley (Amy) of Haltom City, TX, one sister, Martha Dees (Edwin) of Blue Mountain, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and his loyal canine companion "Chloe Dog".
He is also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Barkley.
New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Barkley family.