Johnnie Mack Ruffin, Jr.

Published 11:56 am Friday, November 2, 2018

May 12, 1955 – Oct. 20, 2018

PLYMOUTH — Johnnie Mack Ruffin, Jr., 63, of Plymouth died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth.

Born May 12, 1955 in Nash County he was the son of Johnnie Mack Ruffin, Sr. and Jeanette Gay Ruffin who survive. Johnnie worked shift maintenance with Weyerhaeuser and Domtar Corporation for forty-five years, was a member of Perseverance Lodge No. 59 of Plymouth and a Shriner. He was an avid hunter and member of Albemarle Hunting Club, Tri County Hunting Club, Ridge Hunting Club and Parker Tract Hunting Club.

His family includes his mother, Jeanette Gay Ruffin of Williamston; father, Johnnie Mack Ruffin, Sr. and wife Jeannie of Rocky Mount; wife, Renette Leary Ruffin of Plymouth; daughter, Michele Phelps of Merry Hill; sons, Tommy Ruffin and wife Tracey of Kittrell and Joe Ruffin of Williamston; sister, Lori Edmondson of Rocky

Mount; brother, Alan Dunn of Rocky Mount, N.C.; grandchildren, Karli Ruffin, Karsyn

Ruffin and J.T. Ruffin.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth with Jared Snell and Thomas Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Oxford Orphanage.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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