Don Barclay

January 27, 1943 - August 29, 2006

Don Barclay, born January 27, 1943 to Hugh and Janet Barclay in Washington D.C., passed away August 29, 2006. Don was a resident of Allen, TX and is survived by his wife Fran, his sister Susan, his children Scott, Mari, Todd, Stephanie, Coty, Wes, Patricia, six beautiful grandchildren and countless loved ones. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Allen, TX and an active member of the community having served as past president of the of the Texas Business Association of Amarillo. Don was the Human Resource Director at Lindsey Manufacturing, Crouse Hinds, and Affiliated Foods, Inc. in Amarillo,Texas. Most recently he worked for Blockbuster Distribution Center in McKinney,Texas. Don's dedication and commitment to Blockbuster helped to affect a culture change at the Distribution Center. As a result of his efforts Blockbuster Distribution was able to reach a safety milestone of two million hours without a lost time accident. In recognition of his efforts Blockbuster Distribution and the Collin County Community College District Foundation established the Don Barclay Safety Achievement Scholarship Fund. In leiu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Collin County Community College Foundation Inc. at 220 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75071 or the American Cancer Society, 8900 Carpenter Fairway, Dallas, TX 75247. Don retired from the United States Army as Captain. Don was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him more than words can describe. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. September 2, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church of Allen, 601 Greenville Ave., Allen, TX 75002.

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I was heartbroken to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful man. I had worked with him for 5 years at Blockbuster and even after I had left there I knew I could always count on him. He knew I had lost my father over 15 years previously and he always tried to help me in a fatherly way if I asked him for advice. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lynn Mullaly, September 18, 2006 Fran, sorry to hear about Don. If you'd like, contact me at: Norm Larson, September 7, 2006 I love my pop so much. He means the world to me. Hes in a much better place and Im so glad for the times i had with him. Tarah Barclay, September 6, 2006 May fond memories of days gone by and love and prayers of a good Friend help to ease your sorrows. Matt.5:4 Bettie Womack-Steel, September 5, 2006 I worked with Don at Crouse-Hinds. Don was great Human Resources Director and a wonderful person. His service to you often extended beyond the workplace. He will be missed by many. Delores (Dee) Adams, September 5, 2006 I worked with Don for ten years at Crouse-Hinds. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Don's family on your loss. He will be missed by all. Chuck Black, September 3, 2006 Brother Barclay, as I used to like to call Don, was a true patriot and a proud American.He is one of the finest persons I have had the honor to know and love. To Fran and the kids the following: " Be still my soul;The hour of hastening on when we shall be forever with the Lord, When disapppointment, grief, and fear are gone,Sorrow forgot, Love's purest joys restored, Be still my soul; When change and tears are past,All safe and blessed we shall meet at last." Love, Rick and Susan Rick Romero, September 3, 2006 I am so grateful for all of the years I was honored to call him "Dad". He was one of the greatest examples of what a man can be. While it won't be the same without him, we will try our best to continue to make him and you proud of us. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful memories we have been able to share with you. There are many joys to come~ We love you. Ginger and Kevin Hansen, September 3, 2006 Fran, Wes, Patricia, and family, We are so sorry to hear of Don's death. He was such a great guy and had a heart of gold. Fran, I will always appreciate the time you and Don were there for us. I know that God has prepared a wonderful place for such a great man. May God be with you during this time giving you strength and his undying love. Our deepest sympathy and God's Blessings, Ray & Debby Ray & Debby Leggett, September 1, 2006 Don was the best HR Person but he was also a good friend. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. David Snuffy Bowerman, September 1, 2006 Don was a wonderful person and we know that he will be missed. We pray for God's peace and love to you all. Andy and Teresa Dorsey Andy and Teresa Dorsey, September 1, 2006 I worked for Don at Crouse-Hinds in the HR department. He was my favorite boss ever. He made us laugh every day. My prayers are with your family. Cindi L Kinzer, September 1, 2006 AN ANGEL CALLED UPON ME I know you weren’t expecting this Why did God call me so soon? He sent an Angel down from Heaven To take me to my room Now that I have arrived I know why I am here He needed me to be His servant And to watch over the ones who are dear I’ve shared my life with many To each, are special in my heart So please do not shed a tear Because we shall never be apart I can now watch over you From my New Home in the sky I will always cherish my time on Earth And never question why I look upon the streets of gold And the beautiful wings I see I know now whose they are Because an Angel called upon me. Written By: Christy Long August 31,2006 Christy Long, September 1, 2006 Two occasions stand out in my mind that I will always remember fondly - - My wedding with Don serving as DA's best man and all the hijinks he and others from Affiliated tried to pull. And the trip to Mobile Alabama and the deep sea fishing trip in the Gulf. I'm sure Don and DA are renewing old friendships right now and looking down on us with great love. Beverly Alexander, September 1, 2006 Fran, so sorry to hear about Don, he was a great person. You and your family are in my prayers at this sad time. Lucy [formerly of Affiliated Foods] Lucy Bernius, September 1, 2006 Worked with Don for fifteen years at Crouse-Hinds. Many good memories. Will miss Don's presence on this earth. Jackie Kay Hamby, September 1, 2006 You are in our prayers. I know how much Don was loved and admired by Wes and Patricia. He will be missed by them. Our hearts go out to you and all of your family at this difficult time. Matt Hand Family Amarillo, Texas. Stacy hand, September 1, 2006 Affiliated Foods, Inc. he will be missed by many. Janice Blandford, September 1, 2006 Fran and family, You may not remember me, I worked with Bridget for a short time in HR at Affiliated. During that time, I enjoyed getting to know you, Fran, and working for Don. You'd not been married long then, and I've often recalled the fondness with which you spoke of/to each other. I'm sure you've made many, many wonderful memories these past years. I am so sorry to hear your news - you and your family are in my prayers. Linda Hubbart, September 1, 2006 I had the previlege of working under Don at Affiliated Foods. Don was a man of conviction, integrity and dedication. I am a better man and I owe a lot of who I am professionally to Don. He will be greatly missed. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Fran and his family during this difficult time. God Bless. Daniel Romo, September 1, 2006 Fran, Your friends at Employee Support Systems, First Presbyterian Church and especially the Huneycutts remember you and Don with such warmth and affection. May God's grace continue with you. Norman & Janet Huneycutt, September 1, 2006 To Fran and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My best wishes are with you. I pray that each of you will find comfort. Cliff Taylor, September 1, 2006 There are so many wonderful memories. I wished I had been able to spend more time with you. You were such a big part of my life growing up. I miss you and I love you, Uncle Don. Jennifer Lynn McCoy, September 1, 2006 Don Barclay was a great man from the short time I knew him and a beautiful person. Don had gone out of his way to try to help us when he could, he is a Great Man and is Greatly Respected and will be MISSED by everyone he came into contact with. I will truly Miss you Don, Ben and Esther (Maria). Ben and Esther Kenner, September 1, 2006 My thoughts and Prayers are with you, Don was a wonderful person and I am so thankful I had the chance to meet him, and work with him at Blockbuster. Donna L Avants, September 1, 2006 Heaven just became a better place. Mark Donovan, August 31, 2006