Obituary: William Barefoot, 76, of Hart

November 1, 2023

William Barefoot

Obituary: William Barefoot, 76, of Hart

William Danny Barefoot, 76, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023. He was born April 21, 1947, the son of William and Eunice Barefoot.

William proudly served in the United States Army for 25 years retiring as a master sergeant. After his time in the military, William found himself keeping busy; for a short while he spent his time at the local Ace hardware store until he moved on to being a bus driver for Hart Public Schools. During his time as a bus driver, William thrived. He loved to be the first and last face each child got to see during their school day, he did his best to make each day a good day.

William and his wife, Debbra, would have reached their 27th anniversary in December. The love William and Debbra shared was unwavering; he always made sure she was cared for, never needing nor wanting for anything. Although it did take some time to break through William’s outer shell, once you saw his heart you knew how big it really was. He had a love for life, hard work, and his family. William’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren created a new vigor for life, and a love with no bounds; they were his world.

William will be terribly missed for his strength, love, acceptance, hard work, and even his stubbornness.

William is survived by his wife of 26 years, Debbra Barefoot; son, Joe (Nancy) Barefoot; daughter, Heidi (Mike) Moul; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his loving dog, Topper.

William was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eunice Barefoot; Deb’s parents, Axel and Leota Johnson; son, Timothy Kaat; sister, Media Robins; and brother, Kenneth Barefoot.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 400 Hart Street, Hart, MI 49420.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2023 at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, 2370 N. 72nd Avenue, Hart. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home, with a luncheon immediately following at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 400 Hart Street, Hart.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.