He was born on July 26, 1930, in Farner, to the late Bill and Bertha Henson Bearfield. He loved fishing, crafts and riding bicycles. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his siblings and their spouses: Carl E. and Wilma Bearfield of Cleveland, Leroy and Jane Verner of Cleveland, Mary Green of Benton, Lois and George Sparks of Cleveland, and Brenda and Clyde Raper of Farner; and nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, from the Copperhill Chapel of Akins Funeral Home, with Pastor Timothy Gann and the Rev. Farris Reid officiating. Music was by Teresa Chastain.
Pallbearers were Anthony Lynn, Bill Bearfield, Steven Raper, Mark Raper, Jason Laughlin and Travis Womac. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Chastain, Trent Raper, Luke Raper, Dylan Raper, Travis Smith, Marty Lee Hemp, Jacob Taj, Carl Eugene Bearfield, Jacob Hemp, Scottie Verner, Johnathan Lynn, Josh Collins, Clay Heapher and Phillip Sparks.
Interment was in the New Zion Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.