John Edward Duford
April 14, 1940 - May 9, 2023


John Edward Duford, 83, of Calabash, NC, passed away on May 9, 2023 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Duford was born on April 14, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Floyd Edward Duford and Lilyan Ruth Martell.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of 61 years; daughter, Kathy Duford; son, John Duford; daughter-in-laws, Pert Shetler, and Josie Duford; grandchildren, Jon’ Carlos Duford, and Serenah Duford.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his sister, Deanne Lauzier.

John spent most of his career as a salesman for Reed City Power Line Supply Company in Michigan. In his spare time, he loved to play golf, fish, hunt, and watch sports on TV.

Throughout his life, John touched the lives of countless people with his kindness, generosity, and wisdom. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

There will be no services held at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or online at


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