SSG (Ret.) Jerry Glenn Barfield


April 12, 1945 - November 17, 2013

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SSG (Ret.) Jerry Glenn Barfield, 68, of Fortson, GA died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his residence.

Funeral Services with full military honors will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at McMullen Funeral Home Chapel, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA 31907 with Rev. Randy Comer officiating. An interment will be held at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Barfield was born April 12, 1945 in Columbus, GA son of the late Rev. Marvin G. Barfield and Kathryn Grimes Barfield. He served in the US Army, a member of the 1st Calvary Division serving in Korea and in the Vietnam War. During his service he received numerous awards including the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, 2 overseas Service Bars, Expert Qualification Badge (M-16), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Num 1), Army Commendation Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal (2d Award), and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Num 3). He was a member of River of Life Church in Phenix City, AL.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years; Sharon D. Barfield of Fortson, GA, daughters; Tammy Hightower (Barry) of Jackson, AL, Kathy Reeves (Joey) of Warner Robins, GA, sister; Sherry May of Mobile, AL, brother; Don Barfield (Sandra) of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren; Brandon Nelson, Ashlyn Jarman, Jacob Jarman, Cooper Hightower, Samantha Reeves, Braxton Reeves and several nieces and nephews.