John Harvey Guffey

21 April, 193626 December, 2020

John Harvey Guffey, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 26, 2020.

He was born April 21, 1936 to the late Norman Thad Guffey and Mary Delena Bryant Guffey. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy Neal Guffey; sons John Keith (Christie), Dennis Edward, and Brian Scott (Tammy), daughter Corrina Jean Guffey Cox (Troy). He was preceded in death by daughter Sandra Lynn Guffey. Surviving grandchildren are Derek Godwin, Jason Guffey (Arlithia), Jennifer Guffey, Tosha Guffey Grogan, Ashley Absher (Brandon), Kenneth Guffey (Kendra), Colby Guffey, and Daren Guffey. Surviving great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Johnson, Lacie Lucas, Daven Guffey, Braxton Guffey, Faith Godwin, Jacob Smith, Taylor Jacoby, Maddie Moeller, Maggie Moeller, Zachary Chester, Cali Absher, Gracen Guffey, Coy Guffey, and great-great granddaughter, Ryleigh.

John worked for 41 years at Burlington Industries. After retiring, he worked at Elliott’s Florist for fifteen years. He was a proud member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church for 30 years, member of Men’s Sunday School Class and a Deacon. John loved his Lord and family dearly. He was a wonderful husband and father.

He will lie in state at Thomasville Funeral Home Tuesday, December 29 from 12pm until 5pm. Funeral service will be at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church Wednesday, December 30 at 2pm conducted by Bynum Orr and Stuart White. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Drive, Thomasville, NC, 27360

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  • Norman Thad & Mary Delena Bryant Guffey, Parents (deceased)
  • Peggy Neal Guffey, Wife
  • Corrina Jean Guffey Cox & husband Troy, Daughter
  • Sandra Lynn Guffey, Daughter (deceased)
  • John Keith Guffey & wife Christie, Son
  • Dennis Edward Guffey, Son
  • Brian Scott Guffey & wife Tammy, Son
  • Derek Godwin, Grandchild
  • Jason Guffey & wife Arlithia, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Guffey, Grandchild
  • Tosha Guffey Grogan, Grandchild
  • Ashley Absher & husband Brandon, Grandchild
  • Kenneth Guffey & wife Kendra, Grandchild
  • Colby Guffey, Grandchild
  • Daren Guffey, Grandchild
  • Kaitlyn Johnson, Great Grandchild
  • Lacie Lucas, Great Grandchild
  • Daven Guffey, Great Grandchild
  • Braxton Guffey, Great Grandchild
  • Faith Godwin, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Taylor Jacoby, Great Grandchild
  • Maddie Moeller, Great Grandchild
  • Maggie Moeller, Great Grandchild
  • Zachary Chester, Great Grandchild
  • Cali Absher, Great Grandchild
  • Gracen Guffey, Great Grandchild
  • Coy Guffey, Great Grandchild
  • Ryleigh, Great Great Grandchild

  • Carolina Memorial Baptist Church


  • Lie in State

    Tuesday, 29 December , 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, 30 December , 2020


John Harvey Guffey

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Mary Webb Walker

January 5, 2021

Dear Peggy,
Howard and I are heartbroken for you, dear cousin, and for the kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and great great ones too. I remember John as a gentle soul and can picture him so clearly, healthy and happy, at our reunions. May each day bring more peace and comfort for you all.
Love you.

Elizabeth Clark Hall

December 30, 2020

Peggy : We send our thoughts and prayers in your loss of John. Although the years have passed so quickly, my mind goes back to those days we shared together as children. Our love to you. Judson and Elizabeth

Judy (Kiger) Warner

December 29, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Benny and Brenda Vickrey

December 28, 2020

Our prayers are with the family. John was a great example of what a Christian should be.

April McCrosky

December 28, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. I have been working on his hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays and every weekend. He has been so kind, soft spoken, and gracious; he always thanked me for care. And you are the sweetest lady; I have missed seeing you since March. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, April

Kathy Wells

December 27, 2020

Ronnie and I are so sorry for John’s passing. What a kind and gentle man he was. We have such fond memories of you all. May God Bless you and give you peace during this time.
Love you,
Kathy & Ronnie

Tim Miller

December 27, 2020

Peggy and family, Praying that our Lords sustaining grace will carry you in the days and weeks ahead! John was certainly a stable presence in my life, and a faithful servant of our Lord! Love you all!🙏

Jane Hill

December 27, 2020

Peggy, so sorry for your loss. Prayers! 🙏🙏

William Nix

December 27, 2020

Peggy.....Our condolences in the passing of John. I remember him as a quiet an honorable man. We pray blessings for you and family.

Ronnie Tharo

December 26, 2020

Peggy and family ,
Janky and I are so sorry to hear about John! He was a fine gentleman , I’ll always remember at Pilot View when we ushered together , he always was so friendly and never had an unkind word to say about anyone !
Cherish the memories , and know you will see him again .
We love you . Ronnie & Janky