Bobby Ray Clodfelter
Mr. Clodfelter was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Guilford County, a son to the late Robert Paul and Naola Crisco Clodfelter. He was a resident of this area all his life and attended Trinity High School, where he graduated in 1950.
After high school, he attended Campbell College on a football scholarship and then later attended High Point College. He received a B.S. degree in physical education and later taught at Trinity High and Oakview Elementary School.
Bobby had a passion and vision for developing and had many real estate projects in North Carolina and South Carolina.
During the 1950s and '60s, he ran the Archdale Soda Shop and built and operated The Chicken Thief Drive In on South Main Street. On Dec. 19, 1954, he married the former Shirley Swiggett, who survives of the residence.
He was a member of Trinity Memorial United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Smith; and two brothers, Samuel and Charles Clodfelter.
Also surviving are three daughters, Kay Lynn Miller and husband, Aubrey, of Trinity, Joanie Foster and husband, Richard, of Boone, and Jill Clodfelter of Archdale; a brother, Jerry Clodfelter and wife, Geneva; six grandchildren, Daniel Miller, Zachary Miller, Lauren Foster, Abigail Foster, Leah Haynes and Dylan Haynes; a sister-in-law, Audrey Clodfelter of Trinity; and numerous nieces and nephews and many extended family members.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Trinity Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Faye Herbin officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave. Greensboro, NC 27405 or to the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or to Trinity Memorial United Methodist Church, 7140 N.C. Hwy 62 Trinity, NC 27370.
Online condolences may be made through http://www.cumbyfuneral.com.