Lawrence “Ab” Abernathy Wolfe, Jr., 80, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Mission Hospital.
Mr. Wolfe was born in Gastonia, NC to the late Lawrence Wolfe, Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Coble Wolfe. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Wolfe.
Ab was a Veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in Dairy Sciences and worked most of his life and retired from Dairy production/manufacturing. He was a very active member of Skyland United Methodist Church. He loved his family dearly and was best known as Dad, Pops, Papa Bear, Woofie, Papaw, and most fondly, Punkin. Ab enjoyed walking outside in his neighborhood. This was a passion for him that he continued his last 15 years. To anyone who knew him, his kindness and gentle spirit was overwhelmingly apparent.
Ab is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Hubbard Wolfe; three children, Kevin Wolfe and his wife, Diane, Kris Wolfe and his wife, Kristine, and Kori Shoaf and her husband, Dennis; a brother, Michael Wolfe and seven grandchildren, Kayla, Kelly, Kyle, Katy, Vance, Wade and Patrick.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Skyland United Methodist Church with Revs. Wes Sharpe and Keith Turman officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Private burial services will be held at a later date in Bessemer City, NC at the family plot.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ABCCM or to Skyland United Methodist Church.