Asheboro- Albert “Al” Roy Barclay, Sr. 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022
. He was the tenth child of thirteen born to Pearl Barclay and Doris Goucher Barclay on February 19, 1940
in Adamant, Vermont.
Al leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Day Barclay; son, Albert Roy Barclay, Jr. (Kate); sister, Cheryl Barclay Plyler (Doug); brothers, Bernie Barclay (Gail), Bobby Barclay (Carole), and Stevie Barclay (Sue); grandchildren, Brandi Hill, Chris Barclay, Casey Tate, Angela Gulledge, Jessica Helms, Leah Helms, Tripp McKee, Hanna Autry, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Al is preceded in death by his son Richard Allen Barclay; daughter, Donna Barclay Murphy; father, Pearl Barclay; mother, Doris Goucher Barclay; brothers, Harold, Nelson, Dewey, Clarence, Ralph and Kenneth; and sisters, Marion, Lizzy and Bernice.
Al fought a myriad of medical and physical battles during his life beginning at age of fourteen when his brothers rolled a snowball over him breaking his leg. Of course, you have to realize he lived in Vermont at that time. Throughout all these hardships, Al always kept his wonderful sense of humor as all his family can attest to.
Al and Helen met at Monson State Hospital where they were both employed. Al worked for Steele Electric as a journeyman and later at Springmaid Corporation as an industrial mechanic until his motorcycle accident on April 11, 1977
Al will be sorely missed by all who loved him but remain in our hearts forever.
A visitation will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 20, 2022
at First United Methodist Church of Norwood, 208 Pee Dee Ave, Norwood, NC 28128 with services to follow after starting at noon. The family will receive friends for fellowship at the church after services have concluded.
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