Lucas Arthur James Barfield, 20, of Versailles, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
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He was born June 8, 1987, in Springfield, the son of Johnny and Pamela Gregory Barfield.
He is survived by his parents of Versailles; fiancée, Melanie Edwards of Roodhouse; one sister, Amanda (husband, Jamie) Mansfield of Arenzville; three brothers, Johnny Jr. (wife, Kathleen) of Bourbonnais and Ethan and Nathan, both of Versailles; paternal grandparents, Cledus and Esther Barfield of Versailles; maternal grandfather, Jack and Sue Gregory of Panama, Ill.; and maternal grandmother, Susan and Irl Hicks of Meredosia.
Mr. Barfield was a 2005 graduate of Brown County High School and attended Illinois College. He was employed by Dot Foods in Mount Sterling. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and mastering video games. He especially loved being with his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Medical Center. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier from June 8 to June 10, 2008