February 25, 1919 ~ December 15, 2010

Born in: Richmond Co, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John H. McDuffie, 91, of 83 Oakley Road, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at his residence. A native of Richmond County, he was the son of the late John Murdock and Laura Chappell McDuffie and husband of the late Sarah Winnie McDuffie who died in 1982. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Harvey and Ray McDuffie and Sally Bankhead, Ruby Carter and Myrtle Boyd. John was a World War II veteran of the US Coast Guard and the US Navy. He was a member of Oakley United Methodist Church and the founder of Bolts and Nuts. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed surf fishing. He is survived by his three children, Larry McDuffie and his wife, Debbie, of Hendersonville, Jo Roberson and John M. McDuffie of Asheville; six grandchildren, Laura Booth, Natalie King, Shane and Adam McDuffie, Neal and Chad Roberson; five great grandchildren, Regan and Nicholas Booth, Jalen and Hannah King and Cameron Roberson. Also surviving are two sisters, Laura Dalrymple of Greenville, SC and Joyce Cobb of Hamlet, NC and a close friend, Joyce Rice. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at Oakley United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 pm Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Oakley United Methodist Church, 607 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Jo and Family, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. May God grant you peace and comfort during the days ahead.

    Sandi Plemmons

  2. Larry and family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Coy,Colleen,and Dawn Calhoun (Paul Smiley’s sister, brother-in-law and niece)

  3. Larry, Jo, and John,

    I am so sorry to find that your Dad has passed. He always meant so very much to me. I will miss him. My prayers are with you. I am living in Wilmington now and I won’t be able to attend the service. God bless you all. Just remember he is probably sitting in a beach chair surf fishing in heaven or tending to his garden. I love you guys.

  4. Larry, I want you to know that Max and I send our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Your a dear friend and we wanted you to know that your in thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Max and Dianne Phillips

  5. Dear Jo and Larry,

    I am so sorry to read in the paper about the loss of your father!! I worked at Bolts and Nuts and had been around him quite a bit!!

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!

  6. Dear Family of ‘Johnny’, we realize what a great loss your dad’s passing is to you as well as to our community. He was such a respected business person as well as a fine gentleman. We know he’s now reunited with dear Winnie.
    His suffering is over and his joy has begun. Praise be to God and Blessings to you.


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