Curtis Alexander Barkes


Curtis Alexander Barkes, 29, of Columbus, passed from this life Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home.

Alex was born June 18, 1988, in Columbus, Indiana, the loving son of Curt and Carol Barkes.

Alex was a 2007 graduate of Columbus North High School. He attended IUPUC and received an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech.

While in high school, Alex was a veterinarian technician at Hope Veterinarian Clinic.

He had been an information technologist at Taylor Brothers Construction and Marvin Johnson & Associates, Inc. Alex was currently the network administrator at Bartholomew County R.E.M.C.

Alex enjoyed working out and shooting skeet and trap. Because of his hobbies, he enjoyed membership at Total Fitness and Watson Chamber Defense Institute.

Alex had a passion for riding motorcycles and enjoyed watching movies and working on cars.

An entertainer, Alex thrived on making people laugh and often did so when he showed them his dance moves.

Alex was known as a kind and thoughtful person that was always willing to help anyone in need.

Alex is survived by his fur baby, Nala Grace, his loving German Shepherd; his girlfriend, Stephanie Steltenpohl of Columbus; his parents, Curt and Carol of Columbus; his sister, Cara Barkes and her fiance, John Foyles, of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandmothers, Donna Bottorff of Columbus and Janet Barkes, of Seymour; great-grandmother, Lorene Myers of Land O Lakes, Florida; Grandma Aunt Mae- Edna Carpenter, of Seymour; an aunt, Catherine Bowie and her family of Southport; and several great-aunts and uncles and cousins.

Alex was preceded in death by his Papaw, Willie Bottorff and grandfather, Edgar Barkes.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Steve Yeaton and Milo Smith officiating.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society or the donor’s choice of charities.

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