Obit: Dave Barfield

Obit: Dave Barfield

September 27th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

William Irie "Dave" Barfield, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.He was the son of the late Billy and Patty Barfield and was preceded in death by three siblings.He retired in Pensacola as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He was a Vietnam Veteran and received several decorations throughout his military career. Survivors include his wife, Kathy R. Barfield, of Ooltewah; five children, David Barfield, of Pensacola, Fla., Tammy Lee, of Sandusky, Mich., Michael (Delores) Barfield, of Pensacola, Fla., Zackery Barfield and Kaitlin Barfield, both of Ooltewah; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Butch Barfield, of North Carolina; best friend, Carl Cartwright; and several nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Ooltewah Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org/rheumatoid-arthritis.php.Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway.