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Clifford Charles Guffey, Jr.

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Clifford Charles Guffey, Jr.

Place of birth: Canandaigua, N.Y.

Religious affiliation: Christian

Clifford Charles Guffey, Jr., 66, passed away Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Johnston UNC Health Care Hospital, in Smithfield, North Carolina following complications due to chronic illness.  He is survived by his children, Tracy Samouce (Jerry Samouce), Pamela Guffey, Jessica Cameron (Henry Cameron). His grandchildren, Avery Samouce, Sarah Guffey, Lilly Cameron, and Rory Cameron. His sisters, Cynthia Chambery (Jack Chambery), Karen Gollaher (Rick Gollaher, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Cliff was proceeded in death by his wife of 32 years, Joanne B. Guffey, R.N., his parents, Clifford Charles Guffey, Sr., and Joyce Lynette Guffey, as well as extended family and close friends. Cliff was born in Canandaigua, New York on August 9th, 1950 and lived in Honeoye, New York where he spent his childhood and early adult life; he later moved to Arlington Texas with his wife and children, after his wife’s passing, he moved to Smithfield, North Carolina until his death. During a time of war, when the draft was being implemented, Cliff volunteered to enter the United States Army as a Combat Engineer at 17 years of age.  He was stationed in Germany before entering two campaigns in Vietnam.  Cliff was severely injured due to shrapnel and returned to the US shortly thereafter.  While he was stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas, he would meet his future wife, Joanne. In his early years and throughout his life, Cliff was well known for his shenanigans and his love of animals. He also enjoyed outdoor activities and sports. By trade, he was a welder, carpenter and truck driver fond of making creative pieces. Cliff gave life to metal roses for his mother, go-carts for his children, wind turbines for his son-in-law and roll cages for his friends. Generous by nature, Cliff always was there for anyone in need.  “Cliffie” will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Think on his bright blue eyes, mischievous laugh and quiet humor….Always…

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