March 29, 1909 ~ September 23, 2000

Born in: Wake Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Dennis Edward Barkley, 91, of J-81 Bear Creek Apartments, Asheville, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at his home. Mr. Barkley was born in Wake County, NC and was a son of the late Dennis Edward and Florence Craig Barkley. He was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and attended NC State College and business school in Washington, DC. He worked at Enka for a few years before moving to Sylva and working ten years with the Federal Agriculture Department. While in Sylva he was a Boy Scout Leader and a member of the Lions Club. After that he transferred to the NC Wildlife Department and worked as a Wildlife Officer in Eastern NC for 38 years. He was a former resident of Oriental, NC, where he was secretary/treasurer of the Oriental Rotary Club for 25 years and was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church. Ha and his wife returned to Asheville in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sue Morrison Barkley; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Douglas and Clara Barkley, who are missionaries with Mercy Ships; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. No local services are planned. Friends may call at the home. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. Sue,
    We are sorry to see the notice of Dennis’ passing. Accept our kindest regards. It brought back memories of when we worked together at Massie Furniture Company.
    God Bless.
    Vernon and Mary Hoyle
    1106 Fairview Road
    Sylva, NC 28779


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