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Mr. Ronnie Blake Barefoot Obituary


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“I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you. I have a lot of memories of hunting and fishing with you all Love you Michael and Ronnie Paul ...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Betty Daniels - Raleigh, NC

“You are in our prayers. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Paul and Mattie Lou West - NC

“Through the years we seem to have lost contact but when we would meet we always showed one another friendship, respect, laughter, and love. A true...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Bob & Betty Gayle Tyler - Dunn

“To the family of Ronnie Barefoot, so sorry to hear of his death. I went to school at Midway with Ronnie. He was a great guy to know. I'm happy to...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Mary (Roller) Beck

“To the family of Ronnie Barefoot, so sorry to hear of his death. I went to school at Midway with Ronnie. He was a great guy to know. I'm happy to...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Mary (Roller) Beck

“I am sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. Renee Medlin Woods ”
6 of 31 | Posted by: Renee Woods - NC

“So sorry to hear about your loss. I played softball with most of the Barefoot girls and became good friends with all the other children. May God...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Judy Callahan Upton - Surf City, NC

“Robin, Michael, & Ronnie Paul, I am so sorry that you have to endure this loss. We were all blessed to have your dad in our lives. Uncle Ronnie was...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Michele Cavanaugh

“Much love and many prayers to Ronnie's family. I worked at Goodyear with Ronnie and his brothers for many years and knew him to be a good man with a...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Ann Tart-Lauver - Erwin, NC

“We are sp sorry for the lose of your dad and husband. You are in our prayers! Love all of you. Timmy, Cindy, Crystal, Cory Page ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Timmy, Cindy, Crystal, Cory Page - NC

“To the Barefoot family, We are so saddened by the loss of your father, he was such a good man and we are so blessed to of had the pleasure to know...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: TJ, Gwen, Stephen & Gage - Dunn, NC

“We are sorry for the loss of your brother. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Keeping you and your family in our...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Jeff & Wanda Harris - Peachland, NC

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you each a special peace & comfort in knowing that your Daddy is now healed. He will surely be missed by...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Matt & Kimberly Johnson - Benson, NC

“God bless you. ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Gail Weeks - Little River, SC

“A good man who stood up for our lifestyle and our rights. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Russell Cavenaugh - Dunn , NC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Barefoot family at this time of sadness.I'll never forget all the good times deer hunting with RB,Michael...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Stewart and Marsha Bryant - NC

“Well pa, I don't know where to begin. I can hear you every time I think of you saying to me"my little squirrel." And it makes me want to cry. I will...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Reilly - Benson, NC

“What a wonderful man. Aunt Diane, Robin, Michael B, and Ronnie Paul, we love you and share your loss. I have and will continue to pray for each of...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Amanda James Marshburn - Clinton, NC

“robin, micheal,paul,diane and all the family, i am so sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers,ronnie was a good uncle to joshua and browning...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: sharon belew (barefoot) - KY

“To Ronnie's family and other members: Diane, who would know you are having the same thing as I in less than 2 months. So sorry for you and your...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Dessie Starling - Godwin, NC

“Uncle Ronnie, Growing up I never imagined the sorrow us children would have to experience as we watched our parents, uncles &/or aunts grow old &...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Kevin, Candace, Kenley & Corbyn Cannady - NC

“I am sorry for your loss. I know each of you have lost a portion of your heart. You will have many difficult days ahead but comfort and lean on...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Stephanie Benson - Four Oaks, NC

“It is with much sadness that I write this message to the Barefoot Family. My heartfelt sympathy and thougts go out to each one of you, especially...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Dorcas fisher - Autryville, NC

“My most deepest sympathy goes out to the Barefoot family. Ronnie was my mentor and best friend. Roscoe Dawson ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Carlton R. Dawson

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Christy Tyndall - Autryville, NC

“Our prayers are with you during this time of your loss. May God Bless ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: David Lee

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. I feel close to the Barefoot family since Debra was my sister-in-law. Take care....Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Williams - Clinton, NC

“Praying for your family. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Kristi Carroll Hall - Godwin, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barefoot family and everyone else Ronnie touched thoughout the years. I thank the Lord for allowing us to cross...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Tony and Bonnie Lewis Jr - NC

“TO THE FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYS AND THOUGHTS.. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: mary strickland grissett - dunn, NC

“Danny and Elizabeth and family, We are very sorry for your loss. In December we lost Kenneth's Dad James and we understand your sorrow. If we can...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Kenneth,Christie,Lucas,Drake Dutton - NC


Ronnie Blake Barefoot July 21, 1950 – February 12, 2013
Ronnie Blake Barefoot, son of the late Willie and Eva Barefoot of Sampson County, peacefully slipped from this world and entered Heaven's gates Tuesday morning, February 12, 2013. Born one of seventeen children on a sharecropper's farm, Ronnie learned the value of hard work at an early age. Mr. Barefoot retired from Kelly Springfield after 26 years of employment as a machinist supervisor. Ronnie loved sports and was also an avid hunter and fisherman, but was perhaps best known for his accomplishments in the foxhunting world. He began field trialing in 1975 and was a 30 plus year member of the National Foxhunter's Association and served as a board of director for that organization as well as a board of director member for the U.S.O. and the North Carolina State Foxhunter's Association. He is a past president of the All American, served six years as Secretary of the U.S.O. and the only president of the U.S.O. to serve two terms. He won the NC State Derby twice; won the NC State all-age, the All American and the Pee Dee with champion Barefoot's Lemonade. He won the U.S.O. three years in a row in 2007, 2008 and 2009 with hounds he and his son Ronnie Paul trained and hunted with on a daily basis. Ronnie has placed more hounds in the U.S.O. than anyone else and he won the North Carolina State twice with the same hound, Barefoot's Broadway Joe. He has hunted in field trials and with friends in the states of Mississippi, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia. And in 2009, Ronnie was inducted into the Foxhunter's Hall of Fame by the Master's Foxhunter's Association. Ronnie Barefoot was known for his support of hunting and was a strong advocate in the fight to preserving the right to hunt, visiting our state's capital in the summer of 2011 in support of hunter's rights. Despite the fact that he had lost his leg due to diabetes complications in 2009, he continued to hunt, fish, and enjoy life to its absolute fullest.
Ronnie is preceded in death by, in addition to his parents; Brothers W.C., Tony, and hunting partner Donnie Ray and sisters Debra Lucas and Catherine Barnett.
Mr. Barefoot is survived by; Wife, Diana Barefoot of Dunn, daughter Robin D. Barefoot of Benson, sons Michael Barefoot of Godwin, and Ronnie Paul Barefoot and wife Stephanie of Dunn along with three grandchildren; Ryan and Reilly Dunn and Bella L. Barefoot. He leaves behind his close family of brothers; Earnest Gale and wife Brenda; Brookie and wife Angela; Benny and wife Louise; Ricky and wife Teresa; Mickey and wife Pam; Danny Earl and wife Elizabeth; Dwight and wife LaRue and sisters Pam Hudson and husband J.R.; Tammy Maynor and husband Marlon; Janet Wynn and husband Rufus; Margaret Bowman and husband Junior; innumerable nieces and nephews, and close hunting partners the Purvis family of Moore County and Mr. Jerry Cornelius of Forsythe County.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. at Cromartie Funeral Home in Dunn, and at other times at the home of Diana Barefoot, 1726 Green Path Road, Dunn, NC.
Funeral services will be at Mr. Barefoot's home church, Corinth FWB Church on Autry Mill Road, Dunn at 12 p.m. Friday with burial immediately following in the Barefoot Cemetery on Phillips Road, Dunn. The family suggests that instead of flowers, donations be made to the building fund at Corinth FWB Church, Autry Mill Road, Dunn, NC in Ronnie's honor.