Alfred Bennett “Buddy” Brumfield, Jr., 80, of Asheboro and formally of Reidsville, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 29, 2022 at El Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2515 Price Road, Eden, NC with Rev. Bob Templeton officiating.
Buddy was born in Rockingham County to the late Alfred Bennett Brumfield, Sr. and Velma Catherine Soyars Saunders. He was a US Army Veteran who served as a member of the Special Forces in Vietnam. He was an avid saltwater fisherman and marine captain, former softball coach and retired volunteer fireman with the Reidsville Fire Department. Buddy was a youth group leader at First Methodist Church in Loris, SC and upon relocation began attending First Baptist Church in Asheboro. Additionally, he built houses for Habitat for Humanity in Morehead City, NC area. He was a man chockful of laughter and funny stories guaranteed to brighten troubled times.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha Parker Brumfield; children, Melissa Brumfield Crosby (Steve), Michelle Katherine Brumfield Pulido, Melanie Gail Brumfield Sawyer (Brad); grandchildren, Will, Hope and Emily Crosby, Abby, Joshua and Makaela Sawyer, Julian, Isabelle and Liliana Pulido; nephew, Michael Tucker (Beth); niece, Laura Tucker Schultz (David); great nephews, Matthew Schultz and Wils Tucker; great niece, Avery Tucker.
The family would like to give special recognition to his niece Laura Tucker Schultz and his longtime friend, Sylvia Stracke for their special love and attention during his illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Randolph County Hospice House, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.