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Jack Plummer Safley, 81, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the North Carolina State Veterans Home.
Born July 4, 1929, he was the son of the late Flora Melinda Plummer Safley and David Frank Safley
of Salisbury and was a lifelong resident of the city. On March 10, 1957, Mr. Safley married Barbara Ann Carter of Lincolnton.
Mr. Safley was a graduate of Boyden High School and was honored to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He spent most of his professional career in sales with City Motor Company of Salisbury.
A lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, Mr. Safley was also an active member of American Legion Post 342 and Salisbury Elks Lodge 699.
Mr. Safley was an avid sports fan and volunteered his services as general manager of the Salisbury American Legion baseball team for 15 years.
In addition to Barbara, his wife of 53 years, Mr. Safley is survived by daughter Anne Elizabeth Safley Bills and her husband, Andy Bills, of High Point; grandchildren Andrew Carter Bills of Charlotte, Elizabeth Asbury Bills and Mary Cullen Bills of High Point; sister Lois Mae Safley Miller of Statesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Service and Visitation: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury at 217 S. Church St. with the Rev. Stephen Haines officiating. Following the memorial service, the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be sent to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144-4953.
Carolina Cremation (formerly Evergreen Cremation Services) of Salisbury, NC is assisting the Safley family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com