Robert Calvin Barkley

Dec. 21, 1938 - May 22, 2017

Robert Calvin Barkley, age 78, passed from this earth Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home in Hillsboro, Texas. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at Robinson Church of Christ, 428 Chado LN., Robinson, with Brad Simon officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m., at Downing Cemetery.

Robert was born in Brownwood, TX in 1938 to Nita Myrle and Calvin Barkley. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1962, from the University of Texas in 1966 with a degree in pharmacy. He and his brother, David, owned a drug store in Santa Anna, TX.

He and Diane attended Robinson Church of Christ in Robinson, TX and they reside in Hillsboro, TX.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nita Myrle Ussery Barkley; his father, Joseph Calvin Barkley; and brother, David Barkley.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Diane Barkley; two children, James Barkley of Houston and his wife, Patricia, Debbie Ortega and her husband, Jeff, of Dixon, TN; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Barkley of Pflugerville, and several nephews.Robert founded Doulos International, a non-profit organization dedicated to missions in India and Africa in 2000.

In Lieu of Floral arrangements, the family is asking that contributions be made to Doulos International ( for the support of mission work headed by James Bennala in India.

Contributions may be sent care of the Robinson Church of Christ in Robinson, TX, 428 Chado LN., Robinson, TX, 76706.

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My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Barkley. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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