US Army



Ray E. Barefoot

US Army
WWII Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 02/18/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of Ray E. Barefoot has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services.  Ray, 95, passed on February 9, 2023.

Born in Paris, PA, Ray served in the US Army during WWII as a member of the 460th Amphibian Truck Company.

Ray owned and operated Barefoot Auto Sales for several years, and worked at Ford Stamping Plant as a Welder Repair Leadman, retiring in 1993. He was a member of American Legion Post 928 in Derby, a member of Gowanda Kiwanis Club and the First Baptist Church of Eden. Ray collected antique John Deer Tractors and Classic Cars. He enjoyed showing off his many tractors at the WNY Gas & Steam Association Shows.
Patriot Guard Riders are privileged to be able to stand with dignity, and render honor and respect for the life and service of this "Greatest Generation" hero.

A portion of the above narrative is contained in Ray's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

02/18/2023 at 10:00am

Staging Location:

First Baptist Church of Eden
2809 East Church St.
Eden, NY  14006

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

George Brown - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

PGR will stand an honorable silent flagline for the arrival of the family and guests for an 11:00 am service.  After the service and a dignified transfer, PGR will escort our hero to Forest Avenue Cemetery, 9 Forest Ave., Angola, NY for interment with military honors.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Becker

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