William “Bill” Nelson McDuffie, Sr. 84, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 15, 2015, surrounded by his family.


Funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, May 18, 2105  at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend Lindsay Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends beginning at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of the church.


A native of Moore County and a graduate of Elise High School Class of 1951, Bill served his country in the United States Air Force. He loved the Lord and served his church on the Administrative Council, the United Methodist Men and many other roles. He loved to serve the Men’s breakfast that wonderful country ham he sold at McDuffie Appliance and Plumbing LLC that he owned and operated. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved the time he spent at his “retirement getaway” on Bear Creek.


Bill was a son of the late Dr. William N. and Annie Shields McDuffie.  He was preceded in death by brothers: Norman and Fred McDuffie; sister: Catherine McDonald.


Bill is survived by his wife of 55  years, Sue Davis McDuffie; daughter: Daltina Peele and husband Wade, of Sanford; son: Dr. William N. McDuffie, Jr. and wife, Lynne, of Robbins;  grandchildren: Ross Peele, Dalton Peele, River McDuffie and all his many friends from the store.


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church 1595 North Moore Rd. Robbins, NC  27325 or the charity of your choice.


Condolences may be made to www.pinesfunerals.com


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the McDuffie family.


Memories Timeline


  1. William, Lynne, River and family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Richard and Angie

  2. Sue, William, & Daltina….I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. He was such a great man and will be missed in our community!

  3. Sue and all of Bill’s family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. What a wonderful person he was, a true and honorable Southern gentlemen. We will miss him as will many, many others. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mickey & Mo

  4. I will remember Mr. McDuffie with great fondness. He always had a kind word and a contagious smile on his face. Praying for all the family during this difficult time. May God provide a peace that passeth understanding as you reflect on wonderful memories

  5. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for comfort for all of you.


    Bill, Lora and family

  6. Sue and family. I will always remember Bill as a kind and generous person, who was constantly helping people. He helped me many times in my brief stay in Robbins. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take care.

  7. We are sorry to hear about the death of our friend Bill. He was a special person to many people. He will be missed in and around the town of Robbins. Our prayers to the family. May GOD Bless you and hold you during this time.

  8. Daltina, Wade, Ross, and Dalton,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories of your Dad stored in your heart for he will always be there with you in spirit.

    Love to all,

    Paul, Dale, Ann

  9. Bill was wonderful to get to know. He was so helpful to me in my former handyman business. My heart is saddened for us all who were the beneficiaries of such a kind and giving man. Our prayers are for the good grace of God on all the family.

  10. Dear Mrs. Sue and Family,

    Mr. Bill was loved by our family. My dad thought the world of him. Both of you were such a help to us. He was a blessing and encouragement to so many, and he will be missed. Love and prayers for you both now and in the days

  11. We are sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for comfort for your family and hope your hearts will be filled with many fond memories of Mr. McDuffie through the years. We will miss him. Neil and Jenifer Wolfe

  12. Dear Sue, I just found out today about Bill passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man that showed kindness to everyone he met. I remember his kindness with me and Scoot when our water pump knocked off on Thanksgiving Day a few years back.

  13. Sue, keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    ‘As long as we live and remember our loved ones live within our hearts.’

    May God hold you especially close through this difficult time.

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