Linda Joy Barksdale
Linda Joy Barksdale
  • April 4, 1943 - December 10, 2017
  • Grand Prairie, Texas

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Linda Joy Barksdale, age 74, of Grand Prairie, TX passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was born April 4, 1943 in Waxahachie, Texas to Edward and Doris Holloway.

Linda grew up in the Venus, Texas area on a farm. She graduated from Venus High School in 1961 and worked for International Harvester for 18 years. She married David W. Barksdale on March 30, 1991. David and Linda knew each other growing up. Their family's farms were located right next to each other and they attended the same high school. After 30 years apart they reconnected at Linda's birthday party.

In September 1993 the family moved to Oklahoma, but relocated to Grand Prairie, Texas in 1997 when Linda received a job at Dallas Auto Auction. Her most current job was with D&M Leasing and retired in 2010 to take care of her husband.

Linda was a feisty, fun and beautiful woman who enjoyed shopping "hunting for bargains", gardening and reading. She always carried a book with her and had a stack of books to be read. She was a member of Cross Point Church of Christ since they were Turnpike Church of Christ, was honest to a fault and completely dedicated to her family.

Linda is survived by her spouse, David Warren Barksdale; son Michael McClaskey; daughter-in-law Thelma McClaskey; daughter Michele Leers; son-in-law David Leers; son David Barksdale; daughter-in-law Deidre Barksdale; son Bryan Barksdale; and daughter-in-law Bridget Barksdale; grandchild Brian Leers, grandchild Liz Leers, grandchild Alicia Leers, grandchild Steven Lewis, grandchild Taylor Barksdale, grandchild Payton Barksdale, grandchild Logan Barksdale, grandchild Clay Barksdale, grandchild Brittany Barksdale and grandchild Justin Barksdale.

Linda was preceded in death by; mother Doris Ganell Flatt Holloway, father Edward Lee Holloway, grandchild Brett Leers, aunt Peggy Bloomingdale, and uncle Bob Bloomingdale.

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