Obituary for Joseph Shelton Barley, Jr. 981st 69-70

Obituary for Joseph Shelton Barley, Jr 981st 69-70
Mr. Joseph Shelton Barley Jr., 60, a resident of 3rd Avenue in Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Maury Regional Medical Center.Born June 13, 1950 in Lee County, FL, son of the late Joseph and Eunice Lavaughn Blum Barley and husband of Norma Laine Maynard Barley. He held a Masters in Christian Theology, author of the book “Why We Do The Things We Do” and just began writing a second book. He was working as a Christian counselor with Centerstone of Columbia. Mr. Barley held a passion for helping people, loved writing and one of his highlights was when he and Warren would play golf every Thursday, but his greatest love was the one he had for God. He was a member of Grace Pointe Church of Brentwood and a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Samantha Nicole Layne of Harrodsburg, KY and Amie John Houston of Houston, TX; step-children: Rodney Brandy Cagle of Joelton and Rick Allen Cagle of Nashville; grandchildren: Gavin Wezley Layne of Harrodsburg, KY and John “Trey” Houston III, of Houston, TX, Victoria Cagle and Christian Cagle, both of Joelton; brothers: Warren Carolyn Barley of Columbia, Allen Donna Barley and Joey Sandie Barley, both of Ft. Myers, FL; sisters: Becky Bill Vanholden and Retia Gould, both of Ft. Myers, FL; step-mother: Patricia Barley of Ft. Myers, FL; several nieces and nephews.A Life Celebration Service for Mr. Barley will be held 10:00 AM Saturday in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Stan Mitchell officiating.The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 to 10:00 AM service time at the funeral home. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joseph Shelton Barley, Jr please visit ourSympathy Store.