James Walter Barksdale was born November 9, 1941 in Independence, Missouri to Vernon and Kathryn (Braden) Barksdale. He passed away February 26, 2010 at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, MO.
James graduated from the Lowry City High School on May 14, 1959. After graduation he served his country in the United States Marine Corp from August 7, 1959 to August 6, 1965.
James lived in Independence, MO and worked for TWA, retiring in 2002. He was a quiet, unassuming man. He was talented in his work and various projects around the family farm. He was very faithful to his job at T.W.A.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Kathryn Barksdale, brother, Rolyn and brothers in-law, Leslie Gibbens and Roger Goodnight.
James is survived by two sisters, Kathleen “Kathy” Gibbens and Lou Ann Goodnight, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.