John Charles Barefield
August 2, 1934 - August 8, 2019

John Charles Barefield, 81, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away on August 8, 2019 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born on August 2, 1934 in Magnolia, Mississippi to Jesse Marvin and Ora Nell Loving Barefield. He graduated from Bible Missionary Institute and took courses for his Master's degree. John served in the US Navy for eight years. He was also an ordained minister for over fifty years. While in ministry, he was employed with Sears as a service technician for thirty-three years. He founded www.lightbydesign.org in his retirement. He loved life, his family, laughter, and people. John was married to Frances of McKinney, TX for 60 years. He and Frances have three children: John Michael (Connie) of Charlotte, NC; Robin (Dale) of Burlington, NC; Sheila (Phillip) of Jonesboro, AR; Nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. We express special thanks to Total Life Healthcare, the many beautiful aides who served him, and the medical community who made his life more comfortable. Going Home Celebration will be Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Church of Nazarenes in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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August 15, 2019
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Church of Nazarenes
2403 Ritter Dr.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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  1. Michael Hood, Houston, TX says

    We met the Barefields through our pastor in Westlake LA back in the late 60’s/early 70’s, Pat and Della Jo Courtney. It was an instant connection and friendship as John and Frances were extremely funny and genuine people. All of us kids were of similar age so had lots of good times together. Over the teen age years, my friendship with Danny, Patti and Sherri, cousins of the Barefields maintained my close connection if only through stories and memories. Now I keep up with them on FB as our lives became more complicated and busy with other family matters. Despite that, there is a connection that will never be lost or forgotten. My thoughts with the family as the patriarch moves on to his eternal home. Comfort and peace to you kids and dear Frances. Love you all.

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