- Died in Oklahoma City where he had lived. Barkley had remarried a wealthy widow and it is believed both died in Oklahoma City
Modified: December 7, 1992 at 12:00 am ? Published: December 7, 1992
CURTIS Barclay, age 75, died at home on Friday, December 4, following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann and his son, Barclay Curtis, Jr. of Yachats, Oregon. "Barc" attended Columbia University, N. Y. and came to Oklahoma City in 1946, following five years service in the U. S. Army. He spent nearly two years with Patton's Third Army in Europe in the 26th Yankee Division. He attained the rank of Major and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
He started in business in Oklahoma City in 1946 as a distributor of electronic dictating equipment, with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. In 1949 he moved to Dallas where he was the distributor for the State of Texas. In 1953, he became an independent contractor for Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas. He headed Barc Curtis and Associates in Oklahoma as an independent contractor until his retirement. He was a member of the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, Men's Dinner Club, the Fortune Club, Toastmasters Club, the Reveler's and supported many local philanthropic organizations such as the Circle Club, Kirkpatrick Colleagues, Oklahoma City Art Museum, the Oklahoma Zoological Society, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society.
He was a loving husband and father and will be remembered by his: countless number of friends throughout the United States, superb rapport with people, infinite wisdom, great sense of humor, and expertise with the written word.
Services will be held at Nichols Hills Methodist Church, 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 7th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer.
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