NOLAN A. 'T. J.' BARKLEY - Pvt 2nd Class Nolan Anatone BARKLEY Jr. was born March 17, 1979 to Nolan Anatone ‘Tony’ BARKLEY Sr. and Debbie (BARRETT) BARKLEY at Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri. He was the grandson of Max and Lola (FANSLER) BARKLEY, Jim and Joyce (O’DELL) BARRETT, and the great grandson of Gene and Genie (COUNTS) O’DELL, Glen BARRETT, and J. W. and Esther (HARROD) BARKLEY. He departed this life on Dec. 15, 2001, at the age of 22 years. Although Nolan was his birth name, he was still called “T.J.” by friends and family. Nolan was baptized at age 11 at a church camp in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He reaffirmed his faith at the Munsell Church in Winona. Nolan attended Junior High School in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where he was a member of football, basketball and baseball teams. He then attended high school in Winona, Missouri until 1995, thus receiving his GED diploma in the spring of 1996. While in high school he was a member of the basketball team, W.I.L.D., Hi-Step, band, and the Beta Club, and was a class officer. Upon completion of his GED he attended the Current River College at the Winona campus. On September 3, 1995 , T. J. married Miranda ROBERTS at the Christian Church in Winona, and to this union four beautiful children were born, Bethany Hope, Brey Anatone, Erin Blake, and Isaac James. Nolan was preceded in death by his son Brey, great grandparents J. W. and Esther BARKLEY, and Glen BARRETT. He is survived by his wife Miranda, his children Bethany, Erin and Isaac, his father Tony and wife Gina BARKLEY, his sisters Andrea and Emily BARKLEY, all of Winona, his mother Debbie BARRETT and sister Laura BARKLEY of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, his grandparents Max and Lola BARKLEY, Jim and Joyce BARRETT, and great grandparents Gene and Genie O’DELL of Winona, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and cousins. Nolan’s hobbies included fishing hunting and camping with his family. Nolan had a zeal for life. He loved people, especially children, not only raising his own but volunteering as well, and he was a good daddy. He was a Little League baseball coach for Winona teams during the summer. While living in Winona, Nolan worked at Smith Flooring and helped his Grandpa Max at Public auctions and benefits as an auctioneer. Though he had no official training as an auctioneer it came naturally. Nolan will always be remembered for his smile, his laugh, his love for his children and wife, and of being a loving husband, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Funeral services were held at 1 pm Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 at the Winona Christian Church. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona. He was buried beside his son Brey.