Barksdale obit

Ira “Buddy” Barksdale, age 57 of Alford, passed from this life on June 26, 2016 at his residence.

Buddy was born on November 21, 1958 in Columbus, Mississippi to Buster Barksdale and Frances House. He had lived in the panhandle for 12 years since coming from Caledonia, Mississippi where he worked in the Roofing Industry.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Buster and Frances Barksdale; brother: James Barksdale.

He is survived by his loving wife: Janie Barksdale of Alford, Florida; two sons: Kenneth Barksdale of Caledonia, Mississippi, Michael Barksdale of Alabama; daughter: Alice Barksdale of Alabama; step sons: Wilmer Harris of Alford, Florida, Howard Harris of Dothan, Alabama; god son: James Davis of Paluski, Tennessee; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

Memorialization will be by cremation with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 10 a.m. July 6, 2016 at Rock Hill Church in Chipley, Florida with Rev. Mark Blaylock officiating. Obert Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.