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Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery

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Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Monday February 18th, 2019
11:00am

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Richard Alan Jeffers

Richard Alan Jeffers, 71, of Gibsonville, went to rest in his heavenly home on Friday, February 15, 2019, surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 18, 2019 at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Military Honors. Following the service, the family will gather in the Fellowship Hall to receive friends and share memories. Richard was born in Kewanee, IL and was the son of the late Gerald and Carol Jeffers. He graduated from Bethany High School and briefly attended college before proudly serving his country in the US Navy. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Donna Reese, with whom he made many cherished memories during their 50-year marriage. Richard had a 33-year career as an electrical technician at BellSouth. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, playing softball and golfing. Most recently, he enjoyed being the captain of his fishing boat, traveling with his wife, and spoiling his nine grandchildren. He could often be found at his grandchildren’s sporting events, telling fish tales with his buddies, playing poker with his friends, or walking the beaches at Emerald Isle. Richard will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, and a great friend to many. Quiet, yet strong, he was the rock of his family, who will feel his loss greatly. Along with his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Carl Jeffers. He is survived by his wife, Donna Reese Jeffers; daughters, Amber Register (Mike) and Ashley Vogrinc (Dave); nine grandchildren, Claire and Collin Register, Elijah, Cadence, Norah, Zoey, Avila, Ezekiel, and Xavier Vogrinc; sister, Sharon Loftis (Dennis); mother-in-law, Aileen Reese; sister-in-law, Trish Deaton (J.R.); and four very special nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the Sea Tow ocean services at Emerald Isle, in honor of Arley Reese… prankster ‘til the end! DAD, WE LOVE YOU!

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Guestbook

Donna, Amber, and Ashley, we are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. We remember him as a quiet guy who smiled all the time and you all as wonderful neighbors. You are in our prayers and know that we will always lve you. Sam and Ada Nelson

Ada Nelson Feb 18 2019 9:19 AM

Dear Ashley and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Eternal rest grant unto him unto Lord and perpetual light shine upon him. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Love, Trish Lewis

Trish Lewis Feb 18 2019 7:44 AM

Donna and family we are sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. Prayers lifted. John and Sue Donnell

Sue Donnell Feb 18 2019 3:55 AM

Dear Donna, Ashley, and Amber, I am so sorry about your loss of a wonderful life partner, Donna, and father. The obituary is lovely, and I know you will always have many good memories of your lives together. Love to all, Joy

Joy Farland Feb 17 2019 9:04 PM

Donna, Ashley & Amber- We are thinking of you all every moment and holding you dearly in prayer. We wish we could be with you to honor Richard tomorrow, rejoicing in the great love and mercy of Our Lord who called him home. Lots of love, your Illinois family

Janell Vogrinc Feb 17 2019 5:43 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Sending comfort to the family...

Janet Hancock Feb 17 2019 2:37 PM

Donna and family. I am so sorry for your lost. Diane Cross

Diane Cross Feb 17 2019 1:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Jeffers

Ron Paisley Feb 17 2019 12:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Jeffers

Lashley &Janet Duggins Feb 17 2019 9:44 AM

So sorry for your loss. Praying for the entire family. Vicki B. James

vicki james Feb 17 2019 1:03 AM

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