Roby Lee Luffman

Published 12:34 pm Monday, February 20, 2023

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Mr. Roby Lee Luffman, 81, of Meadowview Road, Mocksville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 12, 1941 in Wilkes County to the late James Clyde and Pearl Walters Luffman.

Roby graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1959. He was dedicated for 66 years in helping conduct many funerals and served many families throughout the surrounding counties. He retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. in 1993 and retired form Statesville Marble & Granite in the Fork community. He was a lover of his community and served as the Mocksville Town Parade Santa Claus for 12 years. If you were lucky enough to have known Roby, you would never forget his enthusiasm for his family. His larger than life personality would brighten a room followed by his gifted ability to tell a story, and you would often times find him sitting under a shade tree after watering his garden. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He dearly loved his family, friends, and his faith.

Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Sylvia Miller Luffman; 2 children, Renee Bradshaw (Dexter) of Mocksville and Michael Lee Luffman of Mocksville; 3 grandchildren, Bethany Shapiro (Julian), Mary Kathryn Gobble (Alex), and Vernon Dexter “Tripp” Bradshaw; 2 great-grandchildren, Lincoln Rose Shapiro and Andrew Roby Shapiro; a sister, Louise Darnell (Danny) of State Road; a brother, James Javan Luffman (Betty) of Georgia; a special brother-in-law, Mike Miller of Lexington; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, “Percy”.

The family would like to say a special thanks to caregiver Susan Phillips and lifelong friend and caregiver, Elda Paterick, and also to the staff of Well Care Hospice, especially Shirl Gadson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in State Road, with Chaplain Victoria Reid and Chaplain Jeff Vogler officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials may be considered for: Well Care Hospice, 5380 US 158, Suite 210, Advance, NC 27006; or to Fork Volunteer Fire Dept., 3181 US 64 ., Advance, NC 27006.

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