Walter Philip Barclay, Sr. departed this life November 11, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas, after bravely suffering Parkinson’s disease for many years. He was born on the 14th of January 1936 in Liberty, Texas.
Phil, “Tex” Barclay was a graduate of Longview High School in Longview Texas and Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Upon graduation from Baylor, Phil joined the United States Marine Corp where he proudly served 21 years. He served several tours in Okinawa and Vietnam. After retiring Phil worked for Reynolds Metals Company and several other companies located along the port in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Phil was a member of the Masons as well as the Shriners. And while serving in Okinawa he belonged to the Sojourners organization.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Joshua Walter Barclay and Ruthell Barclay of Longview, Texas. Phil is survived by his wife and love of 59 years, Carol Ann Barclay from Mart, Texas, his loving children, daughter, Elizabeth Reeves (Jeffery L Reeves), his son, Walter Philip Barclay, Jr.(Patti L Barclay) his granddaughters Jennifer Ruthell Reeves and Katie Ann Barclay.
Service will be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 I-37 Access Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78410 on November 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
For those desiring, in lieu of customary remembrances, please make memorial donations to the Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Foundation (https://www.michaeljfox.org) or the charity of your choice.