James Lewis “J.L.” Barksdale ’57

James Lewis “J.L.” Barksdale ’57, of Waynesboro, Va., died June 5 at his home. He was born June 14, 1936, in Waynesboro, a son of Lewis Oscar and Alma Martin Barksdale. Barksdale was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder. He served as vice-president of Barksdale Furniture for a number of years, and had retired as city assessor for Waynesboro. He was a veteran of the Navy; was a past member, president, and treasurer of the Rotary Club of Waynesboro; and was a former member of the board of directors of the Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Emily Kemp Barksdale, and his sister, Virginia Lancaster. Surviving are his wife, Carol M. Barksdale, 806 Maple Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980-2207; three children, Diane Paulsen (Rich), Elizabeth Knicely (Jim), and Kemp Barksdale (Kerry); two brothers, George Barksdale ’48 (Betty) and the Reverend John O. Barksdale (Virginia); six grandchildren, Meredith and Eric Paulsen, Matthew and Carter Knicely, and Benjamin and Erin Barksdale; and a number of nieces and nephews.