Donald Gene Efird, 86, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Atrium Health Stanly Hospital in Albemarle.
Donnie was born February 9, 1937 in North Carolina to the late James Henry Efird and the late Lessie Efird.
He was also preceded in death by son, Dexter Gene Efird; brothers, J. Kenneth Efird, Darrell C. Efird, and Larry R. Efird.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm at St Martin Lutheran Church in Albemarle, officiated by Pastor Phil Thorsen.
Donnie was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed camping, rabbit hunting and deer hunting with his friends. Donald was a member of Saint Martin's Lutheran Church for most of his life. He enjoyed talking with people, but his most cherished moments were spent with his loving family. Donald was a godly man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include wife, Janice Furr Efird; daughter Sheila (Tony) Poplin.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Martin's Lutheran Church, 16592 St. Martin Road, Albemarle, NC 28001 http://stmartinsluthernchurch.com
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Efird family.