Charles Ashford Barefoot Sr.
1928 - 2021
Barefoot, Sr., Charles Ashford

October 14, 1928 - April 6, 2021

Mr. Charles Ashford Barefoot, Sr., 92, of Lexington, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 14, 1928 in Hallsboro, NC, to the late Walter Ashford and Katie Bonham Barefoot. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline McKeithan and Carolyn Tetteron, and one brother, James Barefoot. Mr. Barefoot was a graduate of Mars Hill College. He retired as owner and Executive Vice President of Carolina Medical Electronics in King, NC. He actually started his business in the pantry of his home in High Point, NC. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. Mr. Barefoot enjoyed building and giving away bluebird houses and wooden puzzles. He was known in Davidson County as "Bluebirds Best Friend" and made two appearances on Fox 8 Roy's Folks. Charles is survived by his loving wife of seventy-three years, Mary Ella Barefoot; three daughters: Brenda Adams (Earl) of High Point, NC, Kathy Anders (Don Watson) of Shallotte, NC, and Lisa Gobble of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, Charles Barefoot, Jr. (Scharlene) of Stanley, NC and Jeff Barefoot (Elena) of Winston-Salem, NC; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff, especially Nurses Nancy and Chasity of Trellis Supportive Care for the exceptional care they provided during his illness. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Fellowship Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Randy Whitman. Interment will follow the service at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 1075 Teague Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at

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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Apr. 7, 2021.
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Wow, I worked with Charlie back at the start of my career in 1986 or so. Charlie was a kind heart and I fondly remember by 6 years with Charlie, Roger and the whole team. God Speed Charlie and Rest in peace.
Tom Lorick
April 9, 2021
My sincere sympathy to all. I knew Mr. Barefoot through Carolina Medical years ago. Not many people realize the contributions he made to medicine. He was a wonderful and caring man.
Frances Nichols
April 8, 2021
Mr Barefoot was a wonderfully kind man who generously gave to others. My family was blessed to know him over many years. What an amazing blessing to have lived his life with his beautiful wife and a testament to being kind, thoughtful and giving. Our family will miss him dearly. My mom enjoyed talking with him and enjoying the spoils of his fishing exploits! Mi Suk Decker and family (neighbors across the street) Our condolences and sympathies.
Tina Cumming
April 8, 2021
Mi Suk Decker and family
April 8, 2021
Our sincere condolences to Aunt Nell and the family over the passing of Uncle Charles. We all loved him and will miss his loving, friendly nature .
Doris Wamble
April 7, 2021
Prayers and love to the family.
Joy Thornton
April 7, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and hugs to the family. Very thankful that we got to be a part of his Church Family!
Tammy & Jeff Flower
April 7, 2021