Melvin Barfield age 83 of Princeton, went to be with his Lord, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home.

He was born in Wheat Swamp, North Carolina Nov. 8, 1931 to Micajah and Ethel Jane (Wade) Barfield.

On Nov. 15, 1952, he was married to Marilyn (Plowman) Barfield who preceded Nov. 18, 2014.

He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After his military service he was a Golden Coral Franchise owner for many years.

He is survived by sons, Michael (Rhonda) Barfield of St. Charles, Missouri, Steven (Anna) Barfield of Germany, Brad (Rhonda) Barfield of Winchester, Kentucky and Eric (Kathy) Barfield of Columbia, South Carolina; daughters, Jane (George) Ferguson of New Bern, North Carolina, Joan (Marty) Alden of Princeton and Diane (Gene) Houston of Marion, North Carolina

Other survivors include brother, Victor (Margie) Barfield of Garner N.C; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Norman, Owen, Earl and Bruce and sisters, Ellen and Velma

There will be a memorial service and celebration of life at 11 a.m.. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at Bethel Memorial Church, located at 1520 S. Main St., Princeton, IN 47670, with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Military honors will be given by the Local Retired Veteranís Group. 

Doyle Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.