Allen G. Barkley, Sr. 79, Adams

ADAMS, NY —  Allen G. Barkley, Sr. 79, Adams, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at University Hospital in Syracuse.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville with Pastor David Rudd officiating.

Calling hours will precede the funeral from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Adams Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A reception will follow the service at the Belleville Fire Hall.

Al is survived by three sons Allen “Gene” (JoAnne) Barkley, Jr., Adams, Raymond Barkley (Christine White), Henderson and David Barkley, Adams; 8 grandchildren, Brian (Briana) Tario, Adams; Corey (Alexandria) Barkley, Syracuse; Craig Barkley, Sackets Harbor; Nicole (Dillon) Chirico, Texas; Christopher Barkley, Watertown; Megan (Kyle) Walker, Alabama; David Barkley; Evans Mills and Elizabeth Barkley, Evans Mills; also 9 great grandchildren: 5 stepchildren, Roxanne, Stevie, Chanel and Xavier Cobb, and Jesse Kohl; two brothers Charles Barkley, Monticello, MS and Victor (Sissy) Barkley, North Syracuse, NY; a sister Rose, Bath, NY; his stepbrother Morgan Williams, Belleville, NY and stepsister Fay Williams-Unamann, Rochester, NY.

A sister, Carol Foss, and stepbrother, Rick Williams, predeceased him.

Born Oct. 19, 1939, in the town of Ellisburg, a son to Harold Barkley and Nina Backus, he was educated in Belleville Central School.

He owned and operated a dairy farm on County Route 97 for many years, retiring in the late 2000s. Al continued to work in the area for several years following his retirement.

Al married Carol Ann Larkin on Dec. 8, 1959. She passed away Oct. 26, 1995.  A second marriage to Tina Cobb ended in divorce.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY  13601.

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