John David Efird

March 7, 1952 - August 8, 2021
John David Efird

John David Efird, age 69 of Calabash, NC passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Albemarle, NC (Stanly County) on March 7, 1952. His parents were David Cullen Efird and Ruth Jackson Efird.

John was retired from OverNite Trucking Company as a professional truck driver. After his retirement he moved to be near the coastal waters in the Calabash/Sunset Beach community in Brunswick County.

John is survived by two sons, Joshua David Efird and Brian James Efird; grandchildren, Elaina Rae Efird, Miley Mae Efird and Lucas Jayce Efird; sister, Sarah Efird Richardson and niece Taffy Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 10A.M., Friday, August 27, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery in Albemarle, NC.

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  • August 20, 2021
    Paul Wolf says:
    Thanks, Sherrill Calloway. I will never forget the time John Efird, helped me free my three left middle fingers from the passenger door of a pickup as we were building an ASHS bonfire He drove me home very quickly in his Corvette? I passed out once during the ride and again when I got home from the pain. He was always a Good Samaritan in my book❤️

  • August 20, 2021
    Maureen Rickard says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss. John was a true gentleman and the kindest soul I’ve ever known. We are heartbroken at his loss, and we will love him and miss him forever.

  • August 20, 2021
    Donna Bost Mabry says:
    He lived in my neighborhood when we were growing up. Always a great guy.

  • August 20, 2021
    Jim Bell says:
    "Boy, did we have some adventures growing up. Some I remember. some I don’t! John had a heart and would do anything to help someone. was a great friend. So sorry he is gone but he is in a much better place. Love ya buddy!"

  • August 20, 2021
    Monique Searls says:
    John was always a happy soul! I’m sure he is in heaven sitting on a beach enjoying the warm sand on his feet and the ocean spray on his body!