Pete Ray Buffkin, 63, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was born Sept. 20, 1958, in Loris, S.C., the son of Betty Smith Simmons and the late Carl Simmons.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Simmons; and one brother, Ryan Buffkin.
Pete was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former Tabor City EMT.
His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel in Tabor City, with Rev. Joseph Cartrette officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be in the Cartret Cemetery in Chadbourn.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Smith Simmons of Chadbourn; two sons, Jerrode Cartret and Shawn Buffkin, both of Chadbourn; two daughters, Chelsey Buffkin and Stacie Buffkin, both of Chadbourn; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.