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Frank Hardy Barfield


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Frank Hardy Barfield Obituary
Services for Frank Hardy Barfield, 90, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Tommy Kind and Billy Whisenant officiating. Interment with military graveside honors will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Barfield died on Monday, May 2, 2016 at his daughter's home in Abilene, Texas.
He was born on July 3, 1925 in Sweetwater. He was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater and a member of Fourth & Elm Church of Christ. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army from November 19, 1943 to January 22, 1946. His work career took him to Whooten Wholesale Grocery from 1945 to 1952, Pace Packing in December 1952 to July 1987, and then to Lone Star Industries (as Packhouse Foreman) where he retired after 34 years and 7 months.
Survivors include four daughters: Vickie Smith of Belton, TX, Joy Gay and husband David of San Angelo, TX, Tracey Carrigan and husband Steve of Abilene, TX, and Leslie Headrick and husband Max of Sweetwater, TX; sister, Evelyn Merle Barfield Elrod of Big Spring, Texas; eight grandchildren: Steven Smith and wife Jennifer of Dallas, Barrett Smith and wife Kelly of Wylie, TX, Jenny Gay Stallard and husband Chris of San Angelo, TX, Jonathan Gay and wife Amanda of San Angelo, Sarah Carrigan Fears and husband Daniel of Murchison, TX, Molly Carrigan Abrigg and husband Peter of Lewisville, TX, Rex Headrick of Lubbock, TX, and Rob Headrick and wife Sarah of Irving, TX; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Anne Barfield, on October 19, 2015; his parents, Henry Edward and Lillian Maude (Peterson) Barfield; two brothers, William Edward Barfield and Henry Eldon Barfield; and two sisters, Nina Belle Barfield Holbert and Lillian Gail Barfield Craig.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Steven Smith, Barrett Smith, Johnathan Gay, Rex Headrick, Rob Headrick, Peter Abrigg, Daniel Fears and Chris Stallard.
The family would like to express their love and give a special thanks to the people who were care givers for Mr. Barfield. Laura Canada, Adalena Guerrero, Mary Castro and Elidia Serrano will never be forgotten in our hearts.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on May 5, 2016
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