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Rickey Wayne “Wildfire” Efird 62 of Albemarle died Tuesday Morning, May 8, 2018 at his home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. Mark Little will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:45 Saturday Afternoon at the funeral home.
Rickey was born March 27, 1956 in Stanly County to the late Wayne Lavern Efird and Alma Louise West Broadway of Rockwell. He was a retired truck driver and a member of St. Martins Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sonya Hudson Efird on March 17, 2018 and a granddaughter Hagen Elizabeth Efird.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Danyelle Leanne Blalock(Chris Wing) of Millingport, Daniel Lee Efird (Melissa) of Norwood, and Dusty Logan Efird (Holly)of Norwood. Seven grandchildren, TJ, Destiny “Flossie”, Dylan, Denver, Destiny, Cheyenne Lee, and Austin. One great-grandaughter, Rylee. Brothers, Bobby Allen Efird (Shelia) of Albemarle, Rodney Efird (Vickie) of Aquadale and Jeffery Efird (Marisa) of Albemarle. His sister, Pamela Vanhoy of Rockwell. His Sisters-in-law, Katherine Thompson of Norwood, Sylvia Helms (Steve) of Marshville, Sandra Tucker (Charles) of Albemarle, and Dale Ford (Roger) of Albemarle.
Also surviving is his beloved dog Frances.