Joshua Lewis BarefootAugust 8, 1992 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 24)
Coats, NC: Mr. Joshua "Josh" Lewis Barefoot , age 24, of 5610 Red Hill Church Road passed away Friday at his residence. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Thursday at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Benson. Revs. Glenn McCullen, Mark Fields and Mr. Tramp Dunn will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Roselawn Community Mausoleum, Benson.
Josh was born August 8, 1992 in Wake County to Donnie and Valinda McDaniel Barefoot of Coats. He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Gladys and C. Lewis Williams; maternal grandfather, Mac McDaniel; paternal grandparents, Rossie and Iva Barefoot. He was a fire fighter and worked for Benson and Dunn fire departments. Josh was named Fire Fighter of the Year by the City of Benson in 2011. He was a graduate of the Class of 2010 from South Johnston High School and attended Sanford Fire Academy. Josh attended Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his parents are; sisters, Kate Barefoot and Jamie Hardee of Coats, Donna Valley and husband, Brian of Coats; niece, Kirsten Valley; nephew, Dawson Valley; maternal grandparents, Shirley McDaniel and Ken Moore of Benson; special aunts and uncles, Scott and Sheryl McDaniel of Coats, Frances Raynor of Dunn, Evelyn Johnson of Benson; Phyllis and Randy Mellot of Dunn; several cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and other times at the home.
Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made in Josh Barefoot's memory for a baseball scholarship at South Johnston High School, Attn: Brandy Peters, 10381 US Hwy 301 S., Four Oaks, NC 27524.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.