Rufus Calvin Barkley III, resident of Laguna Beach, CA died suddenly on Saturday, December 3. He was born August 4, 1956 in Charleston, SC and is survived by his children Tamara, Natalie and Rufus IV, as well as his mother, Nella Gray Barkley, his brother, Joseph Miles Barkley, and his sister, Nella Barkley Schools.
Rufus co-founded Riverside Commercial Investors in Riverside, CA dealing in Industrial development. He attended schools in Charleston, SC and spent a year with “Up With People”, later graduating from The University of Virginia.
Services will be held at 10:00am Wednesday, December 7, in the chapel at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills CA 92653 and also in Charleston, SC at noon on Saturday, December 10, St. Philip’s Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Friendship Shelter, Inc., P.O Box 4252, Laguna Beach CA 92652.