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Joe Thomas Buffkin: Tabor City

1941 – 2019

     Joe Thomas Buffkin of Tabor City died Monday, Feb. 4, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. He was 77.

     Born April 28, 1941 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Clarence L. Buffkin and Lottie Mae Hodge Buffkin.

     He is survived by two sons, Happy Buffkin and wife Belinda of Tabor City, Joey Buffkin and wife Karen of Tabor City; four grandchildren, Lloyd Buffkin Jr., Kristin Norris and husband Darren, Zachary Buffkin, Zoe Buffkin; four great grandchildren, Randall, Ilizabeth, Madalyn, and Dalyn; one brother: Charlie Buffkin of Ocean Isle Beach; and three sisters, Margaret Rodriquez of Pompano Beach, Florida, Susan Butler of Clarkton, and Barbara Green of Whiteville.

     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Buffkin and Bud Buffkin; one sister: Alice Faye “Dixie” Buffkin.

     He worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for forty four years.

     A graveside service was planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Cherry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the graveside.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or the charity of your choice.

     A guest register is available here.