Mr. Jimmy Lee Jim Efird, age 80, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday (May 21, 2013) at his home in Monroe.
Mr. Efird was born March 27, 1933 in Union County, N.C., a son of the late Oscar & Malinda Efird. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Rose Moore and her husband, Dwight Moore.
Mr. Efird was retired from the Teledyne Allvac Company in Monroe.
Mr. Efird is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Griffin Efird of the home, (three) Daughters, Sue Efird Ratliff & (Jerry Preslar) of Monroe, Patsy Diane Houston & (Bobby Houston) of Huntersville, N.C. and Lee Efird Price & (Mark Price) of Marshville, (one) Sister, Beda Lou Helms & (Robert Helms) of Marshville, also (6) grandchildren & (6) great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation Thursday night (May 23, 2013) from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Jim Efird will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday afternoon (May 24, 2013) in the New Hope Baptist Church, 5928 New Salem Road, Marshville, N.C. 28103, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family has ask, that, donations be made in memory of Mr. Jim, to the Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or to The Humane Society of Union County, P.O. Box 101, Monroe, N.C. 28111, or to the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5928 New Salem Road, Marshville, N.C. 28103.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcewenmonroechapel.com
McEwen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Jim Efird.