|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1929|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2004|
Services for Mr. Fisher Lawton Barfoot, 74, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Dublin. The Revs. Buford Raffield and Dr. Cliff Morris will officiate. Interment will follow in Dublin Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Barfoot, son of the late Arthur and Nancy Elizabeth Lord Barfoot, was born August 9, 1929, in Laurens County.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Lamar Barfoot, Robert Woodrow Barfoot, and Cecil Barfoot.
Mr. Barfoot graduated from Dudley High School. He started his career in Dublin with Piggly Wiggly in 1944. He served as store manager, division manager, director of advertising and sales, and vice president, marketing. He retired in 1988. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1988 and served the 155th district for 10 years. As a legislator he passed a resolution making the Vidalia Onion the Georgia state vegetable. He served as past president of the National Piggly Wiggly Operators Association, president of the Vidalia Chamber of Commerce, president of Georgia Agribusiness Council, chairman of Georgia Council on Economic Education, director of state Joint Tech Georgia Development Fund, chairman of the Vidalia Planning and Zoning Commission, chairman of Toombs County Heart Association and chairman of the Toombs County YMCA. He was a member of the Vidalia Rotary Club, Georgia Farm Bureau and Vidalia Onion Committee. He was honored to be presented the National Good Citizenship Award. He was selected as Vidalia Citizen of the Year in 1990. He was a former member of the Vidalia First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and most recently was a member of Dublin First Baptist Church. Mr. Barfoot died Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Dublin or other favorite charities.
Arrangements by Townsend Brothers Funeral Home of Dublin
Dublin Memorial Gardens
Created by: Loree Beacham
Record added: Apr 22, 2013
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