SUBLETTE — Earnest "Chuck" Barkdoll, 81, of Sublette, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Southwest Plains Medical Center in Liberal. 

He was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Miami, Okla., to Ora and Violet Simpson Barkdoll.

On June 13, 1968, he married Esther Kerfoot in Guymon, Okla.

A resident of Sublette since August 1997, formerly of Horace, Mr. Barkdoll worked with his son in Barkdoll Recycling, later purchasing the business. 

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Earnest Barkdoll of Forgan, Okla.; two daughters, Charmin Williams of Woodward, Okla., and Lynn Moss of Hoxie; a sister, Nancy Atkinson of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herman, Leonard and Carl Barkdoll; and two sisters, Harless and Louellen Barkdoll.

Private family services were held. Burial was at Haskell County Cemetery in Sublette. 

Memorials are suggested to the family, in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877. Memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.