Robert “Bob” Edward Barkman

May 30, 1946 - August 4, 2009
Robert “Bob” Edward Barkman

Robert “Bob” Edward Barkman, 63, of Waterford Leland died Tuesday August 4, 2009 at his residence.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years Virginia “Ginny” Barkman and their son Brian Barkman of the home; mother Margaret Saunders Barkman of Wilmington, brother David Barkman and wife Sharon of Wilmington and Fred Barkman of Toledo, Ohio. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Mary Agnes “Mac” and husband Carl Nickels of Ft. Myers, FL.

Bob was born in Queens, NY May 30, 1946 and was predeceased by his father Francis Elwood Barkman and father-in-law Donald Timony. Bob and Ginny relocated to Wilmington in 1996 after Bob retired from the city of Toledo where he served as the Battalion Fire Chief for many years. He also served his country faithfully in the United States Army.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be conducted 10:00 A.M Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Burgaw. He will be buried in the family plot at Hopewell Presbyterian Church. The family will see friends after the service at the Pavilion at the Reserves in Waterford.

The family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Condolences may be made to the family at

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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