William H. Barefoot
COLUMBIA, SC – Funeral services will be held for William Hubert Barefoot, 86, at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with visitation to follow. Officiating will be the Reverend L. Craig Wilkes, First Presbyterian Church. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bill Barefoot died Monday, November 7, 2011. Born on April 29, 1925, he was the son of the late Ernest Lewis Barefoot and Ida Lina Hall Barefoot and was one of 9 children (7 sisters and 1 brother). He was a US Navy Submariner and veteran of World War II. After service in the Navy he was a graduate of Campbell College where he was a three-sport scholarship athlete. Bill attended Furman University where he played football and received a bachelor's degree from Lenoir Rhyne College. Mr. Barefoot was a teacher and coach at Maiden High School for 10 years. He then entered the insurance industry and worked with Horace Mann Insurance Company. His successful career included earning the Chartered Life Underwriter designation and being named Agency Manager of the Year, three consecutive years. Mr. Barefoot retired from Horace Mann after 27 years. He was an ordained Deacon, a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Gamecock Club and the Campbell College Monogram Club. Bill was an avid golfer at Columbia Country Club and a volunteer with The Gideons International.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Martha Hedrick Barefoot; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Donald Smith of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ron McCraw of Spartanburg, SC; son, William Hall Barefoot of Leesville, SC; four grandsons, David Nelson Dickson, William Howell Smith, Parker Hedrick Smith, and Jackson McLean Smith; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Small of Lancaster, SC. Memorials may be made to Maiden High School Athletics Department c/o Tom Watson, 1097 Maple Drive, Newton, NC 28658.