Obituary of Joe Donnie Barfield
LUGOFF – Funeral services for Joe Donnie Barfield, Jr., 67, will be held Saturday, March 10 at 2:00pm at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Charles Ray Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, March 9, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2039 West DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020-2043 or Trinity Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1062 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Mr. Barfield died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. He had been in failing health for several years. He was born in Lugoff, April 24, 1939, a son of the late Joe Donnie Barfield, Sr. and the late Susie Marie Branham Barfield. He was married to Pansy Latham Barfield on June 8, 1963, in Lugoff. Mr. and Mrs. Barfield were married for 43 years. Mr. Barfield graduated from Camden High School in 1957, and attended Clemson University. He enlisted in the US Army on November 21, 1961, at Fort Jackson, SC. In April of 1962, after Basic Training and Advanced Clerical School he was assigned to Headquarters Company, South Post, Fort Myer, VA. There he was assigned to Staff Communications Division, Office of Chief of Staff, US Army, at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He was honorably discharged January 31, 1965. He retired from E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. on November 30, 1993, with 28 years of service. He was a long time member of Springvale Baptist Church and a present member of Trinity Baptist Church. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors enjoying nature. His life was centered on the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. He was respected by all who knew him as an honest man.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William Gregory “Gregg” and Brenda O’Quinn Barfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Christy Marie and Marvin Leroy Allen, Jr.; four grandsons, Matthew Bryan Barfield, Nathan Ryan Barfield, Joshua Marvin Allen, and Dillon Latham Allen, all of Lugoff; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Richard Lowe of Aiken, SC; a sister-in-law and her husband, Patricia Latham and James “Jim” Davis of Coatesville, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Norma Jean Barfield, and a brother-in-law, William Roger Latham.