Barfield obit

John Henry Barfield, age 82, passed from this life Friday, October 14, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital.

He was born in Chipley on March 24, 1934 to Preston Ronald and Flora Bell “Barkley” Barfield. John worked as a painter, being self-employed most of the time, and had many hobbies he loved such as making a garden and fishing. He also loved knapping flint and playing music which he was able to do with many instruments.

John was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Preston Ronald Barfield, Jr., and two sisters: Helen Moore and Shirley Sanford.

He is survived by his wife Nellie Barfield of Chipley; one son, Leo Barfield of Tallahassee; three daughters: Jeannie Williams of Cottondale, Caroline Davis of Chipley, and Pamela Rose Meredith of Chipley; one brother, Jack Barfield of Chipley; two sisters: Eloise Hill of Sneads, and Hazel Koruso of Orlando; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buford Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, October 17, at Brown Funeral Home Chapel.

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