Earl R. Barefoot born October 10, 1928, went to be with his Savior and Lord on June 19, 2015. Surviving Earl, is two sons and their spouses (Robert (Bobby) Barefoot/Robin Barefoot - Lewisville, NC and Jerry Barefoot/Brenda Lucore - Cary, NC), six grand-children (Misty Michels, Clint Barefoot, LeAnna Lucore, Spencer Barefoot, Aaron Barefoot and Tyler Barefoot), two great grand-children (Deven Michels and Rocco Michels). Also, he is survived by one niece and one nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mabel Barefoot in September 2014 and his mother and step-father Christine and Col. Phillip Horr, his brother John J. Barefoot. Earl lived most of his life in Raleigh NC. He retired after a long career at Southern Bell Telephone Company then AT&T. He was member of Westover United Methodist church for over 55 years.
Earl led a very active life with his family, church and community. Organizations that Earl belonged to included, Telephone Pioneers Club of America, Communications Workers of America, Exchange Club for 20 years (served as President for one year), Boy Scouts of America as an adult leader in Troop 361 at Westover UMC, stock holder at Raleigh Golf Association, and a member of local camping club. Earl, after retirement traveled with his wife, all over the United States and into Canada and Mexico. Earl served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1952 as a sergeant. He loved the outdoors and loved to fish, camp and play golf.
Earl will be dearly missed and lovingly remember by all. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd, at 11:00 am, at Westover United Methodist Church in Raleigh. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 22nd, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.
Flowers can be sent to Brown Wynne Funeral Home (200 SE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27511) or in lieu of flowers, donations in honor of his name can be made to the following organizations: Westover United Methodist Church (300 Powell Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606) or Hospice/Transitions of Wake County (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.)