AB Starkey

Funeral services for AB Starkey, 81, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Family Worship Center, Greenville. He died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Lakeview Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Starkey was born on February 4, 1932 in Colt, AR.  He married Faye Lilly on April 29, 1956 and they had 571/2 wonderful years together.  AB loved God, his family and his friends. He was a kind and gentle man, small in stature and big in character.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Hamilton, father, Chester Starkey, stepfather, Ernest Hamilton, grandson, Ken Starkey, brothers, FL and Aubrey Starkey and James Hamilton and sisters, Wilma Funderburg, Maxine Devasier and Jean Ham.  He is survived by his wife, Faye Starkey of Greenville; 3 daughters, Brenda Tucker (Eric), Denise Foster (George) and Kim Rachal all of Montevallo, AL; son, Alvin Starkey (Terry) of Greenville; sister, Addie Lee Robbins of Mannford, OK; 10 grandchildren, Paul Alvin Tucker (Amy), Monica Whitten (Mike), Benjamin Starkey (Kristen), Jonathan Swilley, Blake Swilley, Gina Parr, Noah Parr, Brandon Foster (Summer), Wendy Foster, and Candice Foster and 16 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral at the Family Worship Center.  The Rev. John Blaine will officiate.