I am sure my grandmother is very pleased with the dignity and care given for her final goodbye. The celebration was uplifting and flawless and my family and I will be forever grateful.
October 14, 1957 — August 19, 2018
John A. Starkey, Sr., 60, of Louisville, returned to the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Norton Hospital. He was a former school bus driver, a former baker with Heitzman Bakery, and an avid University of Louisville fan. John was a member of Southside Baptist Church, and had served there as a deacon. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sara Michelle Starkey; his parents, Frank and Alvinia Stansbury Starkey; and two brothers, Francis and Robert J. Starkey. He is survived by his loving wife, Debora Blackburn Starkey; two sons, John Jr. (Savanna) and Ben Starkey; three sisters, Elizabeth M. Paul, Barbara Feusner, and Martha Cresswell; along with seven grandchildren, Destiny, Faith, Skyler, Charlie, Eddie, Hope, and Gabriel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Memorial gifts may be made to his church or the Crusade for Children.