VeteranJoseph Barclay

Joseph O. Barclay, 79, of Vermont died at 6:14 a.m. Oct. 11, 2009, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Mapleton, a son of Donald and Josie Monks Barclay.

Surviving are two sons, Chuck (and Melinda) Barclay of Newburgh, Ind., and Ernie (and Melissa) Barclay of Ipava; two daughters, Wilma (and D.J.) Ford of Ipava and Carol (and Johnny) Johnson of Mountain Home, Ark.; one sister, Bernadine Barclay of Glasford; special friend, Bonnie Schisler of Montana; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four half-brothers and three half-sisters.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He drove a truck for Ipava Elevator. He also worked at Caterpillar and was a deputy for Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.

He attended Vermont Bible Church.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation.

Memorials may be made to Vermont Fire Department or Ipava Fire Department.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/14/2009