Wednesday, February 14, 2007


1924 - 2007

William Sharit "Buddy" Enfinger was born in Chumuckla, Florida on October 5, 1924 and passed from this life Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 2:21 am at Baptist Hospital surrounded by his family. 
He was a member of the Church of Christ for 68 years.  He was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, and decorated Veteran.  He served in WWII under General Patton as a foot soldier infantryman and was awarded A Bronze Star for heroic service in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria, a Purple Heart, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, ATO Medal, EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.  He received additional recognition from the French Government and a 2nd Purple Heart for his role. He also played in the liberation of France in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 brothers-in-law, and granddaughter, Rachel Denise Fuqua.  He is survived by his wife, Verna Coleen Enfinger, and his children, Sue and (Peter) Krams, Bonnie and (Alfonso) Salvaggio, Donna and (Tom) Hammac, William "Billy" and (Wanda) Enfinger, Sheila Kitchens, and David Enfinger, 4 sisters, 3 brothers-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
Viewing will be at WATERS AND HIBBERT Funeral Home Sunday, February 11, 2007 from 1-4 PM, and Monday, February 12, 2007 from 4-8 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at the Innerarity Point Church of Christ on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 10 am to 12 pm; lying in state from 9-10 am; and a graveside service with full military honors, and Interment at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Paul Bearers:  Alfonso Salvaggio III, Charles Salvaggio, William "Buddy" Salvaggio, Davis T. Kitchens III, John Gross, and Tom Williams. 
Honorary Paul Bearers:  Tom Hammac, Al Salvaggio II, Robert Harkleroad, Doug Murray, Ivan Harstvedt, Jimmy Gross, Charles Fletcher, Bill Johnson, Sr., and Ricky Jones ( Baptist Hospital ).
Flowers are not permitted at Barrancas Cemetary, therefore, memorials can be made to Escambia Christian School, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park.
Our Family would like to say a special "Thank You" to the Doctors, Nurses, Staff, and EVERYONE at Baptist Hospital who took part in the care of our loved one. 

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from 2/10/2007 - 2/11/2007.

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