BARFOOT, Col. Van T.
(USA Ret.), our father, of Henrico County, went to be with his beloved wife, Norma Davis Barfoot and his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday March 2, 2012. Born June 15, 1919 in Edinburgh, Miss. to Sim and Elizabeth Barfoot, he dedicated his life to God, his family and his country. His military career began March 1940 and spanned 34 years, which included him receiving the Medal of Honor in WWII. He was a patriot in every sense of the word. He was devoted to his beloved wife, Norma, who went to be with our Lord March 20, 1992. He loved his four children and their spouses, Van T. Jr. and Kay, Jim and Leah, Odell and Karen and Margaret Nicholls and Roger, in addition to 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. He is also survived by his sister, Freddie Hall of Jackson, Miss. and many nieces and nephews.
During his life, he touched the lives of people around the world. He will be missed by so many. To Dad: We want to thank you for being our father. We love you more than we could ever tell you. We rejoice you have found ultimate peace.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, Va. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center, 1601 Broadrock Blvd., Richmond, Va. 23224.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from March 3 to March 4, 2012