James “Jim” Raleigh Barkley, 63, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at his residence. Born in Iredell County, N.C., on December 12, 1957, he was the son of the late Roy Raleigh Barkley and Duree Fox Barkley Renegar.

In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Renee Frazier Barkley; and two sisters, Elaine “Laine” Johnson and Melinda June Chandler; and brother-in-law, Sonny Johnson.

For over 20 years, Jim was employed with Liberty Homes until becoming disabled. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Scott (Leanne) Barkley and John Barkley; step-son, Andy Oates; and step-granddaughter, Haylee Oates.

No services will be held at this time.

Online condolences may be left at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Barkley family.

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