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                           "Clean, Mean Gene"



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Welcome to my Web site!

My good friend and Memphis artist, John Helms, made this website for my 88th birthday. Although I am still very much alive, the purpose of it is to make a record of my life for my friends and relatives or anyone else who is interested in my years of military service, my public service to the city of Memphis, Tennessee and my personal involvement with Elvis and DR. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've been wanting to write a book for a few years now, but couldn't quite make the financial commitment to it even though I found an excellent "ghostwriter" through my friend John,  so this is the next best thing, for now. This web site is a short summary of my life since I was a child growing up in the Great Depression up to my years of Sheriff of Shelby County, Tennessee. I hope you enjoy reading it and thank you for your interest.


Email me at:   gene@genebarksdale.com

John's Website: www.johnhelmsgallery.com

Douglas C-124 Globemaster

This is the military plane I flew for 7 years. 





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