Lewis Wilson Puffenbarger

16 August, 193230 September, 2020

Lewis Wilson Puffenbarger of Calabash, NC passed away at Autumn Care of Shallotte NC on September 30, 2020.

Born August 16, 1932 in Berkeley County, West Virginia and was the son of the late J. Elmer and Fannie (Lewis) Puffenbarger.

He served in the United Sates Army and was a member of the American Legion in Williamsport Maryland. He retired after 30 years with the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC. He was a lifelong member of Arden Methodist Church, Martinsburg West Virginia. He was an avid golfer and spent many vacations in Myrtle Beach with his wife and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth L. Puffenbarger, two sons, Keith W. Puffenbarger and wife Sue, of Jeffersonton Virginia, and Brian L. Puffenbarger and wife Lisa of Martinsburg, West Virginia; one daughter, Deanna L. Smith and husband Kenny, of Supply North Carolina. 8 Grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen F. Merceruio of Inwood, West Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at later date.

You may offer online condolences at

White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte.

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Denny Park

October 5, 2020

Miss Lorraine, Deanna, Keith and Brian
It saddens me to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I only had a brief moment in time to spend with Lewis but it was a time worthy of never
forgetting. We both were men of few words at the time, unwittingly in a fellowship moderated by the Holy Spirit. Awesome time! Thank you for sharing Lewis with me and I so look forward to spending more time with him again.

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight, we are of good courage. I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6, NASB)

Jack Mallam

October 5, 2020

Fair Winds and Following Seas Grandaddy! As much as I miss you, I know you are in a better place.

Lisa Puffenbarger

October 4, 2020

I am Brian's wife, Lisa. Lewis was much more than a Father-in-law to me, he was My Dad, also. Although I have only been a part of the Puffenbarger family for the past twenty years, it feels like I have known them for my entire life-- that's how this family makes you feel- Warm, Welcome, and Loved!! Lewis was a kind and wonderful soul, and you couldn't help but love him!! He will be truly missed by everyone!! I am so glad that I was part of his life for twenty wonderful years!! I send my love and condolences to the entire family. God Bless you all!!

David & Becky Mohr

October 4, 2020

Sending our love and prayers to you all during this time. What a blessing it is to have great memories.

Karen Robinson

October 3, 2020

Dear Mrs. Puffenbarger, Keith, Brian and Deanna,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers! We have such fond memories of our families at Loch Lomond Baptist Church (how cool that you literally lived next door to the church). Our parents remained good friends through the years. We know your hearts ache and you will certainly miss your sweet hubby and dad, but we sure are thankful to know he is in Heaven, at home, worshipping our sweet Lord and Savior.
Tommy and Karen Payne Robinson
David and Brenda Payne

Ricki Sellers

October 3, 2020

Donna Young

October 3, 2020

Family reunions won't be the same. We will miss your smile and your laugh. You always brightened up the room. We miss you.

Ricki Sellers

October 3, 2020

I thank God for allowing me to know Lewis he was a big part of my day and I loved him dearly .He will forever be missed my loss heavens gain . I also thank God for helping me to help him express his love for his family through a window due to the virus the last exciting memory of him was helping him express his love for his daughter on her birthday. Oh how it brightened his day the biggest smile was upon his face I love you dad rest in peace love Ricki Sellers

Marlyn Brandfass

October 3, 2020

My husband, Rick, and I so enjoyed morning, early service worship with Lewis and his wife. My prayers are with the family.

Mary DeHaven

October 3, 2020

Lorraine and family and Kathleen, sending my prayers of comfort and peace. May your memories be golden treasures of a Louis's life well lived. God's blessings to all.


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