In Memory

W. J. Barefoot

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08/19/09 12:51 AM #1    

Gary Moore (1970)

Yeah I did my share of aggravating this very fine man while he was principal .. When I got in trouble he did do his best to try and educate all of us when we were bad and he always praised us when we did good things too..It strikes me funny that no one has posted a tribute to this very fine principal ..all my life I have always heard many wonderful things about this man for whom our auditorium is named after..that says it all doesn't it

02/13/10 03:33 PM #2    

Dura Barbour (Calcote) (1958)

Mr. Barefoot was a great Principal and one I looked up to. The one thing that I remember most about him is that I think he knew the name of every student's parent in the school. He had an amazing memory and most times could tell you who their grandmothers and grandfathers were. I was in an English Class he taught and I thoroughly ejoyed my time in that class. He was a very caring principal and made it a point to know every student in the school.

04/05/10 10:30 AM #3    

Della Brady (Warren) (1952)

Benson High School was very fortunate to have W. J. Barefoot as its principal for so many years. I remember him coming into a classroom, turning on the lights and saying, "Let's shed a little light on the subject." He enriched all our lives . Who could ever hear the song "Juanita" and not think of Mr. Barefoot?

05/07/12 10:39 PM #4    

Randy Lucas (1970)

What a ROCK!   Do they make principles like him any more?  When we are young we take men and women like him for granted.   Thanks, Mr. Barefoot, for being so stalwart.  Our admiration for your contributions to our lives continues to grow.

01/29/17 09:46 PM #5    

Ray Nell Eason (Pearsall) (1957)

I still think of him often, after all these years.  (I was a 1957 graduate).   He loved all the students!    I will never forget the "chapel" we had once a week and  we always "Pledged Allegiance" to the USA flag; Sang "God Bless America:"  He always told a funny story or a funny joke that was appropriae for children, and made the weekly annoucements!    

In the afternoon when the "buses" were loaded for children to go home, he always gave a loving wave to each bus load of students.   We will never known the difference he made in the lives of 1000's for students.  I know he made a difference in my life!  




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