PLYMOUTH - Curtis Edward "Curt" Barfield, 82, of Plymouth died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth.
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Born July 7, 1931, in Pitt County he was the son of the late Jesse Wilbur Barfield and Elizabeth Deaver Barfield and was preceded in death by his sister, Sara B. Persinger and brother, Bobby G. Barfield. Curt was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 24 years of service and served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He worked in the maintenance department at Weyerhaeuser Corporation and owned Curt's Locksmith Shop until his retirement. He was a member of Plymouth Lion's Club and member and deacon of First Baptist Church.
Curt was a good, humble, life-loving man....who cared about his family, friends, church and Duke basketball. He battled sickness for the better part of his adult life, beginning with colon cancer and later esophageal cancer. He fought the good fight, rarely complained, and accepted the hand dealt to him which he played it as well as he could. He will be greatly missed.
His family includes his wife, Shirley Tripp Barfield of Plymouth; daughter, Cynthia B. Rose and husband, Geoff, of Springerville, Ariz.; son, W. Martin Barfield and wife, Sandra, of Chocowinity; sister, Peggy B. James of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Caroline Allen and husband, Sam, Beth McDonald and Curtis Tripp Barfield.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Plymouth with the Rev. Jimmy Hagwood, Dr. Dennis Burton and Bob Moulden officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 309 Washington Street, Plymouth, N.C. 27962. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. Condolences may be made to the family at www.maitlandfuneralhome.com.
Maitland Funeral Home
306 Latham Avenue
Plymouth, NC 27962
Published in The Daily Reflector on Mar. 28, 2014