Smith Moore Leatherwood mourns the passing of Partner David C. Barefoot on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the age of 76 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
David practiced law for forty-six years, primarily in the areas of Real Estate, Zoning, Estate Planning and administration. He practiced first for many years with Burney, Burney, Barefoot and Bain, and subsequently with Barefoot and Kaufman, 12 years of solo practice, and Manning, Fulton and Skinner before proudly finishing his legal career with Smith Moore Leatherwood where he practiced until his recent illness.
David was a graduate of New Hanover High School and went on to finish undergraduate and law school at Wake Forest University. He also spent four years in the navy and a year at NYU law school. He was very active in the community, including serving as past president of the New Hanover County Bar. He was very involved with his church and from birth he attended St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School and served as a deacon and elder. As his obituary noted, "He was a man without pretention and had an inherent sweetness that drew people to him." He will be loved and missed by many.
David is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rebecca (Becky) Matthews Barefoot, and their children David Caldwell Barefoot, Jr,. (and his wife Sara), Lawana Jane Barefoot, Rebecca Barefoot Cumby (and her husband Rick), and Jennifer Barefoot Glatthaar (and her husband Joe), and many grandchildren and other relatives. A visitation will be held Tuesday September 11, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 at Andrews Mortuary.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church with reception to follow in the Brown Hall.