John A. Starkey, Sr.

October 14, 1957August 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.


Love this brother and friend. Such an inspiration and wonderful example of the potential in each and every one of us and how each and every one of us should be on our feet (so to speak) as long as we can, striving to achieve our potential for our families and ourselves AND being roll models to our influence circles, our communities and our country. It seems that too many people anymore have take-take-take mindsets; John gave and gave and gave. Incapable of sitting back and doing little, he determined (from birth, I believe) to be as independent, productive and self supportive for as long as he could roll out of bed and stand on his feet. Oh, what strength! I know you’re in glory, John, mingling with the Saints who have gone before and experiencing incredible wonders, some of which cannot even be put into words. You have blessed me by your example and by being a friend and a brother in Christ. God has richly blessed you, even to eternity, and I shall see you again, in God’s good and perfect timing!
so sorry for your loss Debora, I just seen on facebook the horse and buggy and did not realize he had passed. Prayers to your family Peggy Stump