Michael Carmon Barley, 69

barley 2 Mike Barley, age 69  of Pittsburg and formerly of Detroit died suddenly Sunday June 19 in Pittsburg.barley

A memorial service will be held  4pm Thursday June  23 in Trinity Baptist Church  2830 West  Ferguson Rd Mt  Pleasant  with Rev Don  Shovan  and Rev Jimmy Ellis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church Wood Funeral Home of Bogata has charge of arrangements.

Mike was born June 9,194 in Redland, Texas the son  of Carmen Lee and Hattie Lorene Reynolds Barley.  He married the former Cathy Adkins August 31,1968 in Buna ,Texas.  He  graduated from Stephen F Austin University  and accepted a job with the Detroit School in Detroit Texas as head baseball coach.  He later became athletic  director and coached in all sports  and later became business manager of the schools. He attended Trinity Baptist Church of Mt Pleasant .He is survived by his wife Cathy of Pittsburg, a son and daughter in law Michael and Kathleen Barley of Mt Pleasant  his 3 grandchildren Mackenzie , Kade and Rhett Barley of Mt Pleasant an aunt Helen Holloway and husband James of Lufkin, and a brother in law Ricky Adkins and wife Kathy of Buna Texas The family request memorials to Detroit High School Booster Club   110 E Garner Detroit Texas 75436

  1. Donna Franklin says:

    My heart aches for you, Cathy. I know you and Mike had an enduring love for each other and you will miss him every day. Mike had a wonderful laugh and positive outlook on life. I’m sure he touched many hearts of the young people he worked with.

    My love and prayers are with you and Michael.

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