Daniel James Barfield, 23, of Sturgis, died Thursday evening, June 17, 2010, in Howe, Ind., due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Aug. 29, 1986 in Sturgis, a son of James and Vickie (Hackett) Barfield.
Daniel had resided in Sturgis his entire life and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 2005.
He had been employed by Burr Oak Tool and Gauge in Sturgis since 2004.
He enjoyed shooting at the St. Joseph County Conservation Club, bowling, scuba diving, fishing, golfing, tinkering with motorcycles and playing video games. He actively participated in paintball and Airsoft. Daniel truly loved time spent with his many friends and family.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Kalyn (Justin) Day of LaGrange, Ind., and Mckenna Barfield of Sturgis; a grandmother, Retha Lancaster of Burr Oak; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford Hackett, James Richard Barfield and Jean Clark Barfield.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Funeral service celebrating the life of Daniel James Barfield will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Robert Keim will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Daniel’s memory consider the First United Methodist Church, 200 Pleasant Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfunrahome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.