Arnold Boyd Barefoot
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Arnold Boyd Barefoot
  • December 6, 1955 - October 17, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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Dr. Arnold Boyd Barefoot Jr., 61, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully October 17, 2017. He was born December 6, 1955 to Arnold Boyd Barefoot Sr. and Elizabeth (Tew) Barefoot in Dunn, NC. In 1986, he was married to Terri (Weigle) Barefoot inPittsboro, NC. Together they had three sons.

A graduate of Dunn High School, Class of'74, Dr. Barefoot went on to receive a B.S. in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent 12 years at UNC, where he received his M.D. in1982and completed his residency in 1986. He is a Tarheel for life. He loved helping others and was active in the rescue squads of Dunn and South Orange County.

For over30years, Dr. Barefoot practiced as a women's health physician at Women's Wellness in Fayetteville and won several accolades,including Reader's Digest Best OB/GYN over several years. He pioneered robotic gynecologic surgery at Cape Fear Valley Health and touched the lives of many by caring for and skillfully delivering thousands of babies. Toward the end of his career, he specialized in women's incontinence. He was a hard-working man loved by his colleagues and many patients, who valued the time and care he devoted to each of them.

At home, he was a skilled cook, an avid fisherman, and a lover of learning, interested in history and Southern culture. He enjoyed traveling, with Chicago and Vienna holding a special place in his heart. While he had many interests, spending time with his family through the fellowship of food was most important to him.He dearly loved his children, his daughters-in-law, and his granddaughter Claire, whose brightness brought him such joy.He was a true and loving friend, whose quick wit and sense of humor will be missed.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Terri; his son Chris (wife Amanda and daughter Claire) of Cary, NC; his son Colin of Austin, TX; his son Ian (wife Settie) of New York, NY; and his brother CC Livingston (wife Brenda) of Dunn, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Boyd Barefoot Sr. and Elizabeth (Tew) Barefoot.

A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. on October 24 at Haymount United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. A visitation will precede the service at 11:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Averasboro Battlefield and Museum in Dunn, or to Haymount United Methodist Church.