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Arthur James Barkley, Sr.
December 17, 1938 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Arthur James Barkley, Sr., 85 of Boyne City, Michigan, passed away on January 12, 2024, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix, Michigan.
Son of James and Angie (Sumner) Barkley, Arthur was born on December 17, 1938, in Boyne City. He grew up in Boyne City and attended school in Horton Bay, Michigan.
On February 26, 1967, he married Loraine Washburn in Boyne City.
Arthur worked as a heavy equipment operator for over 60 years for C.H. Smith. He also worked for himself as a heavy equipment operator and dirt mover as well as plowing snow in the wintertime. In the 60s & 70s he owned a small service station.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Arthur is survived by his wife Loraine C. Barkley of Charlevoix, Michigan; his son Arthur Bakrley, Jr. of Indiana; sister Angie Proctor of Tennessee; grandchildren Calista and Ethan Barkley of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents James and Angie Barkley; and his siblings Ronald Barkley, Shirley Barkley, Lyle Barkley, Duane Bakley, and Richard Barkley.
Those wishing to make a charitable donation in Arthur’s memory are asked to consider sending them to Stackus Funeral Home for the family.
A visitation and memorial service at Stackus Funeral Home will be announced at a later date.