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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  • August 06, 2009
    Dave & Judy Gable says:
    ....We are so sorry to hear of this. Cannot imagine the suddeness. Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts Ginny, Brian and family.

  • August 06, 2009
    Rich & Jeni Duffey says:
    Ginny & Brian, Jeni and I were so saddened when we heard of Bob's passing. It was a honor and privilege to have worked with and for Bob for almost my entire career. Our deepest condolences. Rich & Jeni

  • August 06, 2009
    Pat "and Gary Corrigan says:
    Ginny, Brian and Family, Our hearts ache for the pain you feel at the loss of Bob. His spirit will live on in each of you and will be shared by all who meet you. Know that you are in our thought and prayers. Love, Pat and Gary

  • August 05, 2009
    Chris and Jackie Nickels says:
    Our hearts are with you Ginny, Brian and the Barkman family. We are sincerely sorry for your loss.