Geraldine Joyce (Brucke) Barkley

November 14, 1942October 9, 2020

Geraldine Barkley

Six Mile – Geraldine Joyce Brucke Barkley, 77, widow of the late Charles Kenneth Barkley passed from this life on Friday October 9, 2020.

Mrs. Barkley was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Llyod and Nora Callas Brucke. She was retired as a weaver with the Arial Plant of Alice Manufacturing Company in Easley and she was a member of Harvest Outreach Church at Cateechee.

Survivors include her son, Allen Barkley and her brother, Harold Brucke (Retta), four grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Barkley was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Holder.

The family will receive friends at Dillard Funeral Home on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4 to 6 PM with prayers following. Private burial will be at a later date.

The family is at the home.

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  • Charles Kenneth Barkley, Husband (deceased)
  • Lloyd Brucke, Father (deceased)
  • Nora Callas Brucke, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles Allen Barkley, Son
  • Cindy Holder, Daughter (deceased)
  • Harold Brucke (Retta), Brother
  • Mrs. Barkley also leaves four grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, October 15, 2020


Geraldine Joyce (Brucke) Barkley

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Polly Shirkey

October 15, 2020

Dean..I will miss you. You always brightened my day with your smile and the sound of your laugh. I know things will not be the same around here without you.Our talks on the phone I will always cherish..We thought alike on alot of subjects especially our views on the Bible.I know you are at home now and with your heavenly Father..also with your beloved family..I love you my friend..Polly

Don Craig

October 14, 2020

Harold, I am sorry to see that Geraldine has passed. Although we are apart and contact is more difficult during these times, please know that memories are not forgotten and that you are being thought of during this time, as well. Sympathy is extended to all the other family members as well.

Butch&Martha Warden

October 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss, love and prayers. Butch&Martha

Jewell Chappell-Childs

October 14, 2020

Cindy so sorry to see where your Mom passedl. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers.l

Kim LeCroy

October 14, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Geraldine was such a special person . She stood in as a Mother figure for me when I was very young. I worked with Dean at Arial and have so many memories, and stories that I still talk about of those days we shared. She is no doubt reunited with her loved ones in our Fathers house. Until we meet again my dear friend, I love you. May God give each of this family comfort and strength through this sad time. God Bless each of you.
Kim (Hardin) LeCroy

martha howard

October 13, 2020

love and prayers to the barkley family dean and I have been friends for many years we worked together at the arial plant we shared so many life events together I love her like a sister we all will miss her but I know she is having a great time with her love ones and will tell us that she has no pain and will be waiting on us so rest in peace my dear friend and know my heart is breaking I will never forget you all my love martha howard


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