Christopher Erik Barkley

September 25, 1972 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 45)
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It is with great sadness that the family of Chris Barkley, age 45, announce his sudden passing on July 5, 2018. 

Born in Phoenix on September 25, 1972, Chris attended Thunderbird High School.  He went on to attend  N.A.U. and spent time studying Spanish in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.   Chris was a hard worker and a valuable member of the family business, always willing to lend a helping hand.  His contributions will be sorely missed.

Chris enjoyed sports cars, traveling and pretty girls.  He was very interested in film and television, attending many industry related Award ceremonies and events.  Chris had a gentle nature and loved animals.   He was a thoughtful and caring brother, spending time treating his special needs sister to lunch and shopping.  He always made time for his friends and family.

Chris will live on in our hearts and memories forever.  He was a good friend and a loving son and brother.  His honesty and kindness will be missed by all.  Please join Chris’s family in sharing memories, pictures or videos on his tribute wall here.

Chris is survived by his parents Dennis and Jeanette Barkley of Cave Creek, AZ., sister Karin Barkley of Scottsdale, AZ., birth mother Andrea Barkley of California, Aunt Joyce Gresham (Steve) of Ventura, CA., Cousins Justin Emahiser (Kristen) of Midland, TX., and Mitchell Emahiser of Ventura, CA.

Services are scheduled for Sunday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ.  85255.  Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Chris’s honor to N.A.M.I., an organization that Chris was proud to support.

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