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Obituary: Jeffery A. Barkes, Columbus

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Jeffery A. Barkes, 41, of West Carr Hill Road, passed away of a heart attack, Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his home.

Jeffery was a consultant and a former Marion County Public Defender.

He was a 1990 graduate of Columbus North High School, 1994 graduate of Hanover College and a 1999 graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Ted B. Wilson officiating.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to time of service Monday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the Barkes family at

He was born in Indianapolis on October 3, 1971 the son of Frederick E. and Sandra J. Baxter Barkes.

Survivors include his parents, Frederick and Sandra Barkes of Columbus; brothers, Jason (Summer) Barkes and David Barkes, both of Columbus; nephews, Wyatt, Wes, Jaylen, Owen, Eli, Devin and Aiden Barkes; nieces, Lilly, Maddie and Grace Barkes; several aunts and uncles; and his best friend, his dog Marley.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ira and Betty Barkes, and Bill and Leoda Baxter.

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