OBITUARY

Theodore Vincent Hairfield Sr.

March 22, 1927April 6, 2018
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Dr. Theodore “Ted” Hairfield Sr., affectionately known to most as “Doc”, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 following a declining period of health.

He was born on March 22, 1927 as the youngest child of seven of the late Edward M. Hairfield Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor Hairfield of Morganton.

Doc, having lived a long 91 years, is preceded in death by his siblings, his cherished wife, Margaret Maynard Hairfield and subsequent long-time companion Jane Brady.

He received his medical degree from Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine and later completed his residency at the University of Alabama. He was part of the “Great Generation” serving in WWII primarily in Europe. He returned to Lenoir where he devoted his life to the assistance of others. Doc believed in the principles of the country doctor; making house calls, receiving crops from the local farmers in lieu of payment, and providing medical services for the community such as being the attending physician for the Bunny Maynard football league. He spent most of his time in general practice; he also spent many nights and weekends as the primary ER physician and held the title of “Super Stitcher”. In addtition to his medical service, Doc was active in other community events including the local Optimist Club where he was known for his rendition of “Rindercella” and how he “Slopped his dipper”. When not at work or serving his community; Doc would be seen pulling wheelies on his motorcycle or out on his many wood-cutting adventures with his buddies. He also loved the game of golf and proudly attended the Masters for many years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Theodore Vincent Hairfield II, of Asheville, daughters; Georgianne Mullis of Cary, Jacque Hairfield of Durham, Peggy Tesh of Greensboro and Susan Hairfield of Wilson along with ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Carter Gillespie officiating. A visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service from 1:30 pm until 2:00 pm at the Pendrty’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made to the Hock Family Pavillion at 4023 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704.

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home has the honor to serve the family of Theodore Vincent Hairfield Sr.

  • FAMILY

  • Georgianne Mullis, Daughter
  • Jacque Hairfield- Hutchings, Daughter
  • Peggy Tesh, Daughter
  • Susan Hairfield, Daughter
  • Theodore Vincent Hairfield II, Son
  • He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Karen Haas Wilson

April 16, 2018

so sorry for your loss. I just found out of his passing. Peggy..so sorry I wasn't there. These are some great pictures your family shared. please let me know how i can get in touch with you. kahnomoney@hotmail.com....would love to play catch up. Your family will have so many great memories of your parents. again, sorry for your loss. love you, Karen



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Meredith Harland

April 12, 2018

What great photos and memories you have! Loved the "Hairfield" house in the snow! Great fun in that house with Jacque! Much sympathy and love!
Meredith McCallum Harland

Diane Cooke-Weeks

April 11, 2018

Im so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Hairfield. I went to school with his daughters and had many classes with Peggy. He was a great doctor to our family. I will never forget him saving two of my fingers when I cut them off in a working accident. Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers and may God be with each of you during this sad time.

Jennie Lu Thompson-Price

April 11, 2018

I will always remember the good times I spent at your home with your family growing up. My mother Betty Thompson Honeycutt was best friends with your Mom. I loved listening to your Dad's "Rindercella". Your parents were extremely special people. My heart and thoughts are with you all.

Rodney and Kathryn McRary

April 10, 2018

Dr. Hairfield was our doctor for many years. He took great care of us and we enjoyed his sense of humor. This was especially true when I got hit in the head at a softball game and he showed us the x-ray of a huge crack in my skull! Shortly afterwards he picked up the x-Ray and erased the pencil mark he had made on the screen--right before he stitched me up. He will be missed. Our sympathies to the family.

John McCormick

April 10, 2018

Ted was a fine physician and wonderful companion to all of us in Lenoir for many years. His maturity and experience were tempered with a great dry sense of humor. I was repeatedly amazed by his putting and must confess that he took a lot of money from me and Sid Snow during our trips to Blowing Rock. We will miss him.

Frederick Shaw

April 10, 2018

I remember Doc pulling wheelies up Hibriten Ave in front of our house! Many fond memories of seeing him at the Lenoir Optimist Club and enjoyed a round or two of golf at Cedar Rock with my dad! Wonderful man! Thinking about you all in my prayers!

Cheryl Miller

April 10, 2018

Dr. Hairfield was our family doctor when I was a child until I was a teenager; we loved him! He was so warm and funny and made us feel like he was part of our family. Hugs and prayers to the family.
Cheryl Moretz Miller

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Dr. Theodore “Ted” Hairfield Sr., affectionately known to most as “Doc”, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 following a declining period of health.

He was born on March 22, 1927 as the youngest child of seven of the late Edward M. Hairfield Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor Hairfield of Morganton.

Doc, having lived a long 91 years, is preceded in death by his siblings, his cherished wife, Margaret Maynard Hairfield and subsequent long-time companion Jane Brady.

He received his medical degree from Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine and later completed his residency at the University of Alabama. He was part of the “Great Generation” serving in WWII primarily in Europe. He returned to Lenoir where he devoted his life to the assistance of others.
Doc believed in the principles of the country doctor; making house calls, receiving crops from the local farmers in lieu of payment, and providing medical services for the community such as being the attending physician for the Bunny Maynard football league. He spent most of his time in general practice; he also spent many nights and weekends as the primary ER physician and held the title of “Super Stitcher”.
In addtition to his medical service, Doc was active in other community events including the local Optimist Club where he was known for his rendition of “Rindercella” and how he “Slopped his dipper”.
When not at work or serving his community; Doc would be seen pulling wheelies on his motorcycle or out on his many wood-cutting adventures with his buddies. He also loved the game of golf and proudly attended the Masters for many years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Theodore Vincent Hairfield II, of Asheville, daughters; Georgianne Mullis of Cary, Jacque Hairfield of Durham, Peggy Tesh of Greensboro and Susan Hairfield of Wilson along with ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home with Rev. Carter Gillespie officiating. A visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service from 1:30 pm until 2:00 pm at the Pendrty’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made to the Hock Family Pavillion at 4023 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704.

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home has the honor to serve the family of Theodore Vincent Hairfield Sr.