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Joseph Charles Barkie

Service Date: May 21, 2022
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
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Joseph C. Barkie, Sr. passed away May 2, 2022 at his home. A man of many talents, he was his family’s ‘fix it’ man. He approached life with the attitude of living life to its fullest. Joseph began his Army service at the age of 17. Five years later he married his first and only love, Yvonne K. Matlack, in 1959. He began a career as a retail sales manager before striking out on his own, opening his first furniture store, The Deacon’s Bench. Always having a love for travel, he spent his retirement years caring for and traveling with Yvonne; visiting grandchildren, enjoying the beaches of Florida, and fulfilling his goal of visiting our country’s many historical sites. Never believing in slowing down, he continued the passions he loved while overcoming the challenges of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and heart disease. Joseph spent much of his time outdoors, reflecting, writing, and recharging. In this spirit, Joe’s life came to peaceful closure outdoors doing what brought him happiness. Joseph leaves his family with a wealth of knowledge and experience along an appreciation for wit and humor.  The many life lessons he shared and exemplified will continue for generations. Joseph was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne K. Barkie. He is survived by his children, Charles Barkie, Jr., Leslie Church (Anthony), and William Barkie (Deanna); and grandchildren, Ryan Dougherty (Amanda), Lauren Wilson (Zach), Harrison Church, Jenna Barkie, Samuel Church, Conner Barkie, Justin Barkie, Evan Barkie, Emma Barkie, Ethan Barkie and great grandson, Jameson A. Church. Visitation will take place at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger, Ky. from 12:00 – 1:00pm with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, Ky. Memorial Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

Saturday
21
May
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
ERLANGER, KY 41018
Saturday
21
May
1:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
ERLANGER, KY 41018

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Thursday
1
January
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Joseph Charles Barkie


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He Will Be Missed

We first met Joe a few years ago when we moved in next door. He was a wonderful man and neighbor with a sense of humor and we would occasionally get together on our back porch for a chat with some food and wine. He welcomed us to the “retirement ghetto” and was frequently inviting us to host a neighborhood party on our large deck because it was the best suited, i.e. handicap accessible for us old folks. He had a quick wit and we frequently talked across the back fence – he would tease me about seeing my wife cutting our grass and I would offer to send her over to help him. May he rest in peace. We will miss him. Ken and Jan Roenker


Uncle Joe

The words that come to my mind when I think of Uncle Joe are: classy, deep, loved the simple things, loved his family, and caring, and always would whisper words of wisdom in my ears. I loved my Uncle and he will definitely be missed.


Kindness and Generosity exemplified

Dear Barkie family, I am so sorry for the loss of Joe. His wit and endearing ways will stay in my heart forever. I cherish all the time spent with Joe and Yvonne and all of you. You made me feel like part of the clan. Although I cannot attend on Saturday, I will be there in spirit. Much love ❤️ Joyce Jackson


A great loss

My neighbor, my friend. In the short time that I got to spend around Joe, I was amazed at his independence, determination, and energy! I also saw a sweet, kind, witty side of him. As we chatted on the deck, Joe shared adventures of his travels and sweet memories of his wife. I feel I am a better person for having spent time with this gentleman and I will miss him greatly. Grace Wilson


Joe Barke

So sorry for the loss of a good neighbor. He was a friendly person who many times made us laugh. We will all miss him.