We regret to inform you of the death of Retired TFC Joseph N. Starkey IV on October 16, 2012.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and friends.  The following obituary and service information has been reproduced from the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home website.  


Joseph N. Starkey, IV, of Mount Airy, passed away on October 16, 2012 at Carroll Hospital Center at the age of 63.  Joe is survived by his Devoted wife of 34 years, Victoria Musil Starkey.  Joe is lovingly remembered by his children, Jeffrey R. Starkey, Rebecca and husband Jesse Ewen, and Christina Starkey all of Mt Airy, MD.  Surviving in addition to his wife and children are sisters Ellen and husband Andy Poteat, Joyce and husband David Williams, Linda Frazier, brother David and wife Wendy Starkey, sister-in-law Nancy Starkey and grandson Andrew.  Joe is predeceased in death  by family members, Jane Merie Day, George Starkey, and Gregory Starkey.  Joe grew up in Barnesville and graduated from Poolesville High School.  He was the State Trooper for 25 years.  Joe was also an Army veteran and skilled carpenter.  Joe enjoyed the outdoors, he loved hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed attending car shows with his antique car.  Joe was loved by all and will be greatly missed, but his sense of humor and witty jokes will jokes will carry on far beyond his presence here on earth.  The Family will receive friends at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A. 1212 W. Old Liberty Rd. Winfield, MD 21784 on Sunday, October 21stfrom 12 to 2 and 4 to 6 PM.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave, Westminster, MD 21157.