Howard Barkstall


Elder Howard Lawrence Barkstall, Jr, affectionately known as Larry, was born to Howard and Juanita Barkstall on September 19, 1949 in Columbus, OH. He went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Elder Barkstall was a graduate of East High School. He previously worked for Kroger Bakery. He worked in construction and as a telemarketer. He was a licensed barber, and he owned his own lawncare company.

Elder Barkstall served under Pastor Clarence Caldwell and Bishop Jerry Pierce and has been a faithful servant under Pastor Phillip Smedley at Eliezer Church of Christ. His favorite scripture is I Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your Labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Elder Barkstall was preceded in death by his father, Howard L. Barkstall; mother, Juanita Barkstall; and grandmother, Mollie L. Hairston.

Elder Barkstall leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Rita Barkstall; daughters, Karen (Robert) LaPaugh-McDonald, LaVerne (Douglas Sr) Pryor, LaNita Barkstall, Tiawana Brisker, and LaRina (David) Jamison; grandchildren, Douglas Jr (Trustcia), Dominique, Tevis, Titus, Erianna, Elise, Dennis Jr, Alexis, Omir, Omari, Kiana (Versean), Aniyah, Eric, David II, Anthony Jr, Whitnee-Rae, Emanuel, Robert, and Mia; great-grandchildren, Zyra, Ra’Nayiah, Versean II, T’Zion, KaMirah, and Karmin; spiritual son, Mike Finley; Godson, Michael Booker; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, October 17, 2022 at Eliezer Church of Christ, 1413 St. Clair Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I love you pawpaw

  2. We are saddened to learn about the loss of your love one. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Yvonne Westerfieldl

    To the Family of Howard Barksdale
    So sorry about your loss. Know I am Praying for. May God BLESS U and keep you doing this difficult time.

    Yvonne Westerfield

  4. Praying for the family so sorry for your loss

  5. Dr. Davina Hicks

    Praying for the family of Elder Barkstall! You have my deepest condolences. Love you, Dr. Davina Hicks and the Entire Sonshine Christian Academy school family

    • The Hudson family

      We are truly saddened by the passing of Elder Barkstall.
      We enjoyed hearing Elder Barkstall playing the guitar and he sometimes lead the devotion when we (Bishop Dunlap and the Eliezer Church of Flint) visited the Eliezer Church of Columbus.
      We always looked forward to hearing his voice on the 7AM prayerline.
      Sister Barkstall, you and your family are sincerely in our prayers.
      May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to comfort you and give you strength and peace during the sad days and the difficult times.
      Please be encouraged and confident that you are on our mind and we are praying for you.
      God bless you and your family.
      Deacon and Mother Hudson

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