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1946 Joe 2023

Joseph Dossie Barkley, II

April 27, 1946 — December 28, 2023

Joseph “Joe” Dossie Barkley, II, age 77, a resident of Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Lawrenceville, VA and Halifax, VA, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023. 

 

Joe, son of the late Joseph Byrd and Mary “Snooze” Elmore Barkley, was born in Richmond, VA and raised in Lawrenceville, VA.  After graduation from Brunswick High School in 1964, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1968 and joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).  After VDOT training opportunities in Montgomery and Wythe Counties, Joe served as resident engineer in Halifax and Charlotte counties from 1975 - 2011.  He was awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in 1997 and earned Professional Engineer certification in May 2002. 

 

Joe loved spending time with friends and family and volunteering with various community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, the Halifax Area Water Authority, the Jane Jones Food Pantry, and the Halifax County Cancer Association.  He loved hosting summer Camp Halifax sessions for his grandchildren, annual porch parties for friends, biking, playing tennis and golf, and following his favorite sports on television.

 

Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Faye Norwood Barkley; son, Joseph Dossie Barkley, III (Michelle); daughter, Mary Barkley Phillips (Steve); grandchildren, Chance Dossie Phillips, Kyle Mitchell Phillips, Bryce Joseph Phillips, Natalie Napoli Barkley, Harrison Dossie Barkley; sisters, Beverley Barkley Weaver and Byrd Barkley French; as well as three nephews, Curt Weaver, Scott Weaver, and Brandon French, and a niece, Barkley Wilhite.

 

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Williams Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, VA.  A memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jane Jones Food Pantry c/o Main Street United Methodist Church, 701 N. Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592, or the Halifax County Cancer Association, 29 S. Main Street, Halifax, VA 24558.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williams Funeral Home and Crematory

410 Windsor Ave., Lawrenceville, VA 23868

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Memorial Service

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williams Funeral Home and Crematory

410 Windsor Ave., Lawrenceville, VA 23868

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