Aaron Alcoy Barksdale

November 3, 1929February 2, 2014

BOSSIER CITY LA- Celebration of Life Services for Aaron A. Barksdale, 84, will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 pm. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2014 at Hill Crest Funeral Home. Aaron was born on November 3, 1929 in Campti, Louisiana and went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 2, 2014 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Aaron served his country during the Korean War in the United States Navy. After returning from the war he went to work for Bossier City Fire Department, retiring as Assistant Chief in 1982. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Travis Lawton and Zora Wren Barksdale; three brothers and a sister. Aaron is survived by his loving wife, Esther Brown Barksdale; sons, Darryll Barksdale and wife Marcia, Steven Barksdale and wife Jamie; his grandchildren, Aaron Barksdale and wife Jessica, Dawson Barksdale and wife Kali, and Darby Barksdale; great grandchildren, Skylar and Aubrey; his sisters, Myrtis Bamburg, Yvonne Scogin and Margaret Sanders. He also leaves behind two nieces and seven nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bossier Firefighters Benevolent Fund in care of Barksdale Federal Credit Union or Waller Baptist Church. You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting


  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • Celebration Of Life Friday, February 7, 2014

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February 20, 2014

My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

Audrey & Thomas Griffin

February 16, 2014

Our sincere condolences to the Barksdale family. May sweet memories help to comfort you during your time of need. We shall miss our long time neighbor. May he rest in heavenly peace.

February 6, 2014

Your UMHB family is praying for all of you.
--Steve Theodore

February 6, 2014

We are very sorry for the loss of you dad. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you will have God's comfort and healing in the days ahead.
Jim and Jan Thomas - UMHB

Perry Fulcher

February 6, 2014

To Steve Barksdale and his entire family, please accept our sincere condolences and know that we will keep you and your family in our prayers. I only know you from our UMHB affiliation, but I know you are a man of strong faith, and I know that faith and the love of your family and friends will help you through this all. Perry and Neva Fulcher

February 6, 2014

This was one of the greatest men I ever had the honor of meeting. I will keep you in my prayers. Kathleen Beaubouef

Billy Horton

February 6, 2014

Darryl and Steve so saddened to hear of the passing of your father, he was such a nice man. I will be praying for comfort and understanding for you family.

Karen McKenzie Hayes

February 6, 2014

Steve, Praying for you and your family. Praying that God will wrap His arms around you all and fill your hearts with His peace and comforting presence. Love you my friend.

February 5, 2014

Please accept the sincerest condolences from Betty and I. We are sorry for your loss and equally sorry that circumstances prevent our being there with you. I have fond memories of your Dad. I liked him personally, respected him professionally and admired him for the man he was. To the extent I can, I try to emulate him. There are none more deserving of the description "a good man" than he! God's blessings on the entire family and our greatest sympathy. Bill and Betty Cavanaugh

February 5, 2014

Steve, Stanley and I are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Just know that you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our sympathy, Stanley & Sheila Laymance