Gene Autry Barfield, 67, of Midland, NC passed away on May 4, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 20, 1945 in Whiteville, NC and came to Charlotte in 1963. Gene began his career in sales, and in 1970 he started his corporation "Barfield's Equipment Inc. – Outdoor Power Equipment" on Albemarle Road in Charlotte. After 30 years, Gene sold his business and began working in Sales for Toro Distributors and eventually retired in 2007. Gene's pride and joy was his business and had a love for horse and mules.
He is predeceased by his parents, Carl and Cora Barfield and three brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Judy, his children; Todd Eugene (Terri), Michael Scott (Lisa) and Tonya (Steven) Wilber, grandchildren; Haven Anthony, Jonathan Brooks and Brittney Barfield, Madeline, Abigail and Garrison Barfield, and Dylan and Tamara Wilber, one great grandchild, Aubrey Anthony, two sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, Bella.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 5:30 – 8:00pm at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel 7428 Matthews Mint Hill Rd Mint Hill, NC 28227. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:00am at Hopewell Baptist Church 420 Hopewell Church Road Monroe, NC 28110. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hopewell Baptist Church or Presbyterian Hospice 324 N McDowell St # 200 Charlotte, NC 28204.
Please visit Gene's online memorial at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com