Michael Eugene Barkins

January 18, 1959 - September 11, 2013

Mr. Michael Eugene Barkins passed away at his home in Irving Texas surrounded by his loving family on September 11, 2013 at the age of 54. Michael was born January 18, 1959, in McKinney Texas, the son of Walter and Margaret Barkins. He graduated from McKinney High School in 1977. He went on to work in the field of Logistic Tech for over 20 years. Michael spent years mastering his skills in Martial Arts where he earned the prestige honor of becoming a black belt in 2003. A true Philadelphia Eagles fan Michael loved to cheer his team on each season. Other passions included spending time with his family and friends.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Laura Barkins, they were married June 18, 2005. His mother Margaret Barkins. His four children Shameshia Jackson, Keyashia Barkins, Michael Barkins II, and Nicole Booker. His brothers and sisters Randy Barkins, Tammy Barkins, Samuel Barkins, Jeri Barkins-Burrell and Kathy Agbeshie and Dwayne Magors, Latonya Johnson, Toccara Mckinzie, and Jason Mckinzie. He is also survived by his many loving Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and close family friends.

Michael's Father Walter Barkins, Grandparents James and Mamie Lee Pearson and Grandparents James and Naomi Taylor preceded him in death.

Michael is lovingly remembered by all those that were fortunate enough to have him touch their life.

Visitation will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North at Ridgeview Drive Allen, TX 75013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2013.

Funeral Service will be held at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship, 2801 E. President George Bush Hwy Plano, TX 75074 at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 20, 2013.

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Missing you everyday Unc. but i know you are watching over us all and Flying High watching our Eagles Soar. Love you and I'll See You Again! Lonnie Price, June 1, 2015 My God given soulmate, oh how I miss you deeply , you are on my mind day and night. I thank God for our time together, I hope to see you on the other side my love. Laura Barkins, March 2, 2014 Laura Ann, your Husband Michael Eugene, my other son, was a joy to be around. You and he were so much in love, which is eternal, and blessed when you two became one. You were with him in sickness and health and never left his side. "That's Love" May he always be your guardian angel and watch over you day and night until you are together again in Heaven. that Karate man is enjoying Heaven doing the work of the Lord now. His job on Earth is over now he can rest and work as an angel. We love you, Michael. "Weeping may enjoy for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning." I say a special prayer for you. "Proverbs 3:5-6;Philippians 4:13" Linda Jean Hardy of Phoenix, AZ., October 4, 2013 Michael, your gentle nature and warm heart touched so many lives, including mine. I very much enjoyed getting to know you during our time together at Texins and was honored to be part of your Black Belt test. You have always fought with honor and integrity, this most recent battle was no different. While I will miss you dearly, I know you are no longer in pain and for that I am grateful. I know you are in good hands. Rest well dear friend. Chris Bouguyon, September 20, 2013 Sorry to read of your loss.May you gain comfort from the Great comforter ( God ) to get you and the family through this difficult time. Olevia Taylor, September 19, 2013 Michael, gone but never forgot. Weeping endures for a night but Joy has come. Thanks for loving me and my siblings. You were the older brother I never had Thanks for always supporting us. Love you Kimberly Kimberly Simmons, September 19, 2013 To the entire Barkins family I offer my deepest condolences to you all.Michal had such a loving spirit a certain aura about himself he would light up the with his presence and grace you with that beautiful smile.I knew you all my life it was always love when I saw you,in later years it may not have been often but on the occasions when I did see you it was nothing but love for one another...RIP my brother,my friend see you when I get there...Tammy and Fam I am here if needed always KK. Karen(KK) Y Greer, September 19, 2013 My condolences to the Barkins Family. Michael you were simply the best. you were definitely a people person. I learned a lot from you. I cherish the memories and fun we had. Rest in peace Big Mike. Henry (Hank) Goodman, September 18, 2013 Micheal Barkins ‘Mike’ a great man, inside and out, was a wonderful friend to me, for little over 4 years with his gentle and caring nature. One of his beliefs in life was the importance of being authentic with people, saying what needs to be said because it’s good for the relationship and for the soul. Unfinished business causes pain and having peace is essential for a healthy and joyful life. Also, I always admired how he never judged or forced his opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice that I will surely miss. Much love RIP my friend. ROBERT JUMA, September 18, 2013 RIP Mike! You will be missed. Your assignment was completed and God needed you to come home. Laura, continue to be strong for GOD has your back. Gibson & Darlene Price, September 17, 2013 Mike, your journey in this world may be over, but I thank you for sharing the last 12 years of your journey with me and being like a brother to me. I look forward the more journey's with you when I catch up. Peace and "Big Love" Jeff Kowalski, September 17, 2013 Michael was one of the most upbeat people we have ever met. We will miss him, but feel so lucky to have known him. Michael and Ada Adams, September 17, 2013 I love you and will miss you very much. You were the love of my sister's life. I am so blessed to have had you as my brother. Thank you for loving my sister and being a wonderful husband and father. Rest in peace Michael. Denise Bartelheim , September 17, 2013 The storm of this life is over my sweet little friend, we will meet again and talk about all the good times you was such a loving young man Vickie Elaine Holley-Thompson, September 17, 2013 With deepest sympathy, my thoughts & prayers are with Laura & the family Evelyn Reeves, September 17, 2013 Weeping May Endure for a Night, But Joy Comes In the Morning. Your Morning has Come, such Joy you must have. Claudia Barkins, September 17, 2013 Hi Margaret, Sorry to read of the passing of your son, did not know him but I worked with you at Fishers. My prayers are with you God bless you. Jackie Rogers, September 17, 2013 REST IN PEACE MY NEPHEW, MY SON.FAMILY AND LOVE. BENNIE L GREEN, September 16, 2013