Reginald Gray Pfaff
June 28, 1947 – January 3, 2020
Cornelius, NC - Reginald “Reg” Gray Pfaff, 72, went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2020. He was born to the late Walter Gray Pfaff and Mary Frances Hayes Pfaff on June 28, 1947 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Reg is survived by his sister, Mildred Louise Pfaff Mustin and her husband, Rusty; his brother, William Luther Pfaff; his former wife, Jane Stroupe Pfaff Ballard and her husband, Ruddie Ballard. Reg and Jane have an extensive lineage, including their daughter, Mary Lee Pfaff Chapman, and her family, husband Russell Paul Chapman, children Benjamin Gray, Emilee Frances, Daniel Gray, Marlow Chapman, and Joshua Chapman; and their son Jeffrey Gray Pfaff, and his family, wife, Michelle Lee Pfaff, children, Victoria Lee and Nicholas Gray. His life was filled with so many special people, including his many cousins, uncles, aunts, friends, his former wife, Tammy Costner Pfaff and her son, Joshua Arl Costner, wife Lacey, and children, Libby and Jakob.
Reg was a straightforward and headstrong man. He knew exactly what he liked, and even more so what he didn’t like. He loved good food, old cars, nice hats, good music, a wide range of TV shows and the NC mountains. But above all else, he loved his family. Those who came across him know that he had a remarkably quick wit and how his jokes could light up a room.
He was an entrepreneur all of his life, from selling newspapers, shining shoes and training horses throughout his youth to building a successful manufacturing company, MACFAB Company, Incorporated out of his own backyard at the age of 35. Reg was most at peace when he was in the NC mountains playing golf with his friends and family. One of his greatest golf memories was scoring a hole-in-one on the number 8 hole at Mountain Glen Golf Course in Newland, NC where he was a member for many years. Apart from golf, he was a master of trivia. His interests included the birthplaces and ages of famous celebrities, sports, history, and geography. He also really loved traveling and during his final years, although he was unable to travel himself, he researched and developed a list of places that he wanted to see or see again. At the top of that list was Tucson, Arizona. In memory of Reg, we would like you to keep his spirit of adventure and his drive for what was important to him alive in your own lives.
Please join us for a celebration of Reg’s life on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 am. The celebration will be held at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church located at 1739 Perth Road in Mooresville, NC 28117. Come bearing your fondest memories of our Reggie. There will be a gathering of friends and family immediately after the service for those who would like to stay.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to one of Reg’s favorite charities in memory of him. These include the American Heart Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, and Spirit Ride.
- Celebration of Reg's Life Saturday, January 11, 2020
Reginald Gray Pfaff
January 10, 2020
Reg was like the brother I never had. We had so many wonderful times together. Memories we made will live on forever. May he rest in pease knowing how much he was loved!
January 10, 2020
Remembering Reggie from so many years ago.
Memories are eternal
Rest in Peace Reggie.
Thoughts and prayers always for his family
January 8, 2020
Jane, Marylee, Jeff, and all the family of my dear friend Reg, my sincerest sympathy. I know how much you all loved your friend, Daddy, and PapPaw. I loved him too. We shared many, many, good hours together over the years having fun, traveling, playing hard, and just enjoying each others company. Reg and my Jack were the very best of friends, like brothers mostly. They kept Jane and I awake many nights worrying about what they might be getting into. It breaks my heart but makes me happy all at the same time. For I know he's in a better place, no more heart issues, medicines, yucky health food that no one likes. Now, beauty and peace will forever be his. My love to all of you!