Robert Paul Barclay

Robert Paul Barclay

Robert Paul Barclay

Robert Paul Barclay, age 78, of Westfield, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at the South Burr Oak Methodist Church in Coloma, Wisconsin. Rev. Leonard Capobianco will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 9th at South Burr Oak Methodist Church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service.

Interment will be at the South Burr Oak Cemetery, Coloma, Wisconsin at a later date.

Robert Paul Barclay was born May 12, 1945 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Kathleen (née Binnebose) and Norman Barclay. Norman was a career Army officer, and Robert and his older brother Norman grew up all over the world. They made their home in France, Manila, Virginia, Washington State, and Georgia before Bob graduated from Seoul American High School in South Korea in 1964.

Bob attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia where he met and married Linda (née Green) of Chamblee, Ga. As an Army officer, Bob served two years in Vietnam, earning among other distinguished awards, the Silver Star for gallantry.

Like his father, Bob made a career of the military and moved his family all over the US and Germany.

Upon his retirement, after serving 27 years and a stint as the Commandant of his alma mater, Bob returned to the family homestead in Westfield, and began the next chapter of his life, pursuing a myriad of interests.

Some of those interests included motorcycles, anything with small engines, and woodworking. He was a playwright, a poet and a writer. He painted and collected. He was a connoisseur of “dad” jokes and was best known for his humorous ditties.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, his daughters Leigh (Eric) Timmerman and Christine (Thomas) Cato. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his five grandsons Connor Timmerman (Jacksonville, FL), Jackson Timmerman (Marietta, GA), Carson Cato (Vidalia, GA), Charles Timmerman (Columbia, SC), and Benjamin Cato (Dahlonega, GA), and his favorite brother, Norman (Judy) Barclay of Virginia Beach, Va. He leaves behind broken hearts and a slew of broken-down remote-controlled airplanes.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Linda Barnes says:

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Peggy Sleeman says:

    Linda and family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. John Patterson says:

    I graduated with Bob from North Georgia College in 1968. In August 1972 Bob and I flew back to Atlanta on R&R from Viet Nam. He was a wonderful person and a courageous Army officer. Rest in peace Bob.

  4. Candy & Gene Lisiecki says:

    Linda, Christine and Leigh, our deepest sympathy to you. Bob will be missed by so many people, for he certainly was a “people person.” So sad that we have to miss his memorial, but we will miss him ever more. Linda so blessed to call the two of you friends. God’s blessings be with you.

  5. Denny & Mary says:

    Prayers for you and the family. Bob and Denny had such a love for dirt bikes. Bob will be missed.
    Denny and Mary

  6. Steve & Char Laney says:

    Our sincere condolences on Bobs passing. Char loves seeing him on his walks and talking to him. Thank you, Bob for your service to our country, may you rest in peace.

  7. Robert Hackney says:

    Condolences to the Barclay family for their loss. Thoughts and prayers for a life well lived and service to God and country.

  8. LTG(R) Sam and Linda Wakefield says:

    Linda, we are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Carol Shellabarger sent us the notice. I’m so glad she did. We have wonderful memories of all the people we served with in the Army, especially Ft Eustis and Ft Story. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sam and Linda Wakefield

  9. Paul Parker says:

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.

  10. Tracey (Timmerman) Street says:

    Ms. Linda,
    I still have so many wonderful memories of Col. Barclay, visiting your beautiful home by the water, playing with your dog, and dancing at Eric and Leigh’s wedding! Sending you love and hugs.

  11. Beth Griffith says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Linda. May God provide comfort and strength to you during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers♥️✝️

  12. Michael Puerling says:

    My condolences to you Linda and the entire family. My prayers are with you all.

  13. Barb Dehmlow says:

    Linda, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending condolences to you and yours.

  14. Peg Henriksen Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you