|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1906|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1983|
David M. Barkley, only son of the late Vice President Alben W. Barkley, died at 4:30 a.m. Satuday at his home, Angles on Alben Barkley Drive.
Mr. Barkley, 77, was a McCracken County native and a retired farmer. His mother was the late Mrs. Dorothy Brower Barkley.
After working as a guide in Yellowstone National Park in the early 1920's, Mr. Barkley joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1928. He was one of the first American aviators to fly for the U.S. Commerce Department in the serial mapping of the United States.
Mr. Barkley also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of major.
After the war, he returned to McCracken County and began farming. He commuted often between Paducah and New York doing public relations work for the firm of Leftwich adn Barkley betwee 1948-1958.
An avid photographer, Mr. Barkley last year provided contractors with pictures he had made of the interior of the Smith Mansion to help in the restoration of Whitehaven as a state touriest welcome center on Interstate 24.
He also was a member of MENSA and Intertel, two international organizations in which membershop is limited to those people with extremely high IQs.
Mr. Barkley is survived by a son, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Alben W. Barkley II of Marion; a daughter, Ms. Dorothy Barkley Holloway of Paducah; two sisters, Mrs. Max O. Truitt and Mrs. Douglas MacArthur III, both of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren, Anne Brower Holloway and Laura Elizabeth Holloway, both of Paducah, and Lucas David Barkley, Lysbeth Alexandra Barkley and Clay Anthony Barkley, all of Marion.
Graveside services for Mr. Brkley will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Mt. Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Taylor officiating.
Friends may call after noon today at the Fendley-Barker and Harris Funeral Home.
The Paducah Sun
Sunday, June 12, 1983, p. C-6
Alben William Barkley (1877 - 1956)
Dorothy Brower Barkley (1882 - 1947)
Dorothy Graves Barkley (1911 - 2004)*
David Murrell Barkley (1906 - 1983)
Marian Barkley Truitt (1908 - 1996)*
Laura Louise Barkley MacArthur (1911 - 1987)*
Mount Kenton Cemetery
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