Shirley Barksdale


Shirley Barksdale, 87, formerly of Grandfalls, passed away into her heavenly Father’s arms Friday morning, Aug. 18, 2017 at the Crane Nursing Center in Crane.

Barksdale was born in Fort Stockton to Robert William Sumrall and Lula Vivian Holden Sumrall on June 29, 1930. She attended school and graduated in Fort Stockton. Besides being a wonderful mother, she raised her kids working as a waitress. She also held sales as a store clerk and assistant librarian in Grandfalls.

Barksdale is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Tex and Robert. 

Barksdale is survived by six children; Tracey Lewis of Royalty, Keith Denton and wife of Nicholasville, KY, Pam Denton of Mesa, AZ, Laura Barksdale of Pflugerville, Lynda Seivers and husband of San Antonio, Kevin Barksdale of Murphy, OR, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at The Grandfalls Union Church 103 Ave D, Grandfalls, Texas 79742.

The family of Shirley Barksdale wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of her caregivers from doctors to nursing homes staff and to Home Hospice staff.