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M. Galen Barclay
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Evansville, IN. M. Galen Tom Barclay, 95, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Walnut Creek Retirement Village in Evansville, Indiana.

Galen was born in Lynnville, Indiana on December 11, 1922 to the late Millard and Lottie (Boardman) Barclay.

Tom worked for 47 years and retired from Peabody Coal Company as Director of Eastern Division of the Land Department. He was a member of Terrace Park and 5-Point General Baptist Church. Tom was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash and Kentucky Colonel awards.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Veloris Barclay; sisters, Carmon Simpson, Oliven Gentry.

Tom is survived by his wife of 75 years, Helen Barclay of Evansville, IN; daughter, Judy McGavic and her husband, Ron of Newburgh, IN; grandson, Dr. Michael D. McGavic and his wife Trisha of Huntington Beach, CA; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 P.M. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana with Pastor Rodney Sloan officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville, Indiana.

Visitation will be 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the funeral home and from 12 P.M. until the time of service on Wednesday.

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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home - Boonville Chapel

304 East Main Street
Boonville, IN 47601

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2:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home - Boonville Chapel

304 East Main Street
Boonville, IN 47601


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