Rufus ‘Bud’ Rich Jr.

Published 3:12 pm Monday, April 19, 2021

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Mr. Rufus “Bud” Ric, Jr., 83, of Mocksville, died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1937 in Rockingham County  to the late Rufus Ashburn Rich  Sr. and Doris Allred Rich.

Mr. Rich retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and attended Cornatzer United Methodist Church. He was a member of Advance Masonic Lodge 710 and was a hunter and fisherman.

He was also preceded in death by: his siblings, Charlotte Benfield, Carolyn Apple, Connie Lee and Mary Lib Burton.

Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Ann Nail Rich of the home; 2 children, Frederick Rich (Kimberly) of Apex and Karen Messer (Jimmy) of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Tiffany Johnson (Kevin), Traci McLawhorn (Chris), Christina Whitaker (Shane) and Matthew Messer; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon Rich (Peggy) of Reidsville; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at Cornatzer United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Shane Young officiating.

Memorials: Cornatzer UMC, c/o LuVada Howell, 1032 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville.