Services for William Thomas “W.T.” Barclay, Jr., 74, of Cairo, Ga., were held graveside at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, Ga. Rev. Ron McCaskill officiated.
Mr. Barclay passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at his home.Mr. Barclay was born in Greenville on September 9, 1937 to the late William Thomas Barclay, Sr. and Maude Fleta Mae Holland Barclay. He was a crane operator, serving Harrison and Ellis, Inc., and Jackson Cook Crane Service for many years. He then opened his own business, W.T. Barclay Crane Service. He had a great love for his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Teresa Barclay of Cairo, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and Rick Marchant of Cairo, Ga., Mary Alice and Marcus Bracewell of Cairo, Ga., and Missy Hicks of Cairo, Ga.; grandchildren and spouses, Trey Barclay, Brett Barclay, both of Cairo, Ga., Ethan Marchant of Tallahassee, Heather Bracewell of Cairo, Ga., Adrian and Justin Parker of Whigham, Ga., Kristina and Jon Hines of Thomasville, Ga., Joe Hicks and Cayden Prince, both of Cairo, Ga.; great-grandchild, Gracie Powe of Cairo, Ga.; and special friends, Sandra Hester and Tony Hester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. (Tommy) and Maude Fleta Mae Holland Barclay.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Ga. 39819.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 6-8 p.m.
Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral .com. Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.