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Henry Gafford Duffer

July 29, 1931 — July 23, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

Henry Gafford Duffer

Mr. Henry Gafford Duffer, 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home surrounded by his family.

Henry was a longtime and active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Winston Salem, NC. He served in the Navy as Electricians Mate, Second Class before receiving a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then retired from Piedmont Airlines as the Director of Inventory Systems.

He had a sparkle in his eye, enjoyed a joke and loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Emma Jean Etheridge Duffer; his mother, Mabel Elizabeth Blau Duffer; father, Luther Dee Duffer; and son in law, Walter Winn. He is survived by his children, James Duffer of New Bern, NC, Michael Duffer and wife Christine Kneppelt Duffer of Winston Salem, NC, Catherine Duffer Winn of Winston Salem, NC, Amanda Duffer of Pinnacle, NC, and Brent Duffer of Winston Salem, NC; grandchildren, all of Winston-Salem, NC, Drake Duffer, Luke Duffer, and Kelsey Winn; and sister-in-law and family, Evelyn Etheridge Aust of Clearwater, FL.

A private family graveside service will take place on Wednesday, July 26th at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Pastor Angel Christ officiating. A Memorial Service for the public will take place on Saturday, August 5th at 3:00 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1210 Bolton St, Winston Salem, NC, with Pastor Ben Sloan officiating. The family will receive friends for 45 minutes prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1210 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

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Private Family Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

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Visitation

Saturday, August 5, 2023

2:15 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

1210 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

1210 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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