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Charles Martin Efird, Jr.

April 20, 1961 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 60)

Obituary

Charles Martin Efird Jr., age 60 of Harrisburg, passed away on Friday September 10, 2021. Martin was born on April 20, 1961 in Thomasville, GA but lived almost his entire life in Harrisburg, NC. He graduated from Central Cabarrus High School and Oral Roberts University. 

Martin spent his career teaching school. He taught for 36 years in both Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County Schools. He touched so many lives through his years of teaching. 

Martin loved his family very much. He loved spending time with them hiking in the mountains of GA and NC and on the shores of the Outer Banks. 

Martin loved baseball. He was a huge Red Sox fan. He always looked forward to opening day and enjoyed attending Kannapolis Intimidators games regularly. He also loved the UNC Tarheels and loved to go to Chapel Hill to attend games. Martin loved music and it was a huge part of his life, whether it was singing in the choir or sporadically bursting into song. Martin loved reading and enjoyed spending his free time diving into a good book. Martin loved Jesus and sharing his faith with others. He taught Sunday school for many years and habitually woke up early in the morning to read and study his Bible. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Charles and Kathy Efird, his loving wife of 35 years Kim Efird, his daughter Erin Efird Deaton and her husband Andrew, and his son Daniel Martin Efird. He is also survived by his brother Robert Efird, and his sister Christy Efird Coley (Mike), and a large extended family. He is preceded in death by his sister Joy Efird Hubbell. 

Arrangements: Funeral services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg (2007 Stallings Rd. Harrisburg, NC 28075) on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Visitation will be held at 4pm with the funeral to follow at 5pm. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Gideon’s International, The Salvation Army, or Samaritan’s Purse.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Efird family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Grace Presbyterian Church
2007 Stallings Rd.
Harrisburg, North Carolina 28075-7406

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 14, 2021

5:00 PM
Grace Presbyterian Church
2007 Stallings Rd.
Harrisburg, North Carolina 28075-7406

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