Leverne Phifer

May 22, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Leverne “Cooter Bug” Phifer, 76, of Charlotte, died May 22, 2018 at Atrium Health Care.  A Charlotte native, Leverne was born February 20, 1942, son of the late James and Willette Phifer.  He was a graduate of West Charlotte High School and served in the Marine Corp in Vietnam.  Leverne was a former chaplain for the Charlotte Rescue Mission and most recently worked at Ferguson Box Company.

Leverne is survived by his wife, Wanda; five children, Laverne Jr., Luther, Joshua and Hanna Phifer and Debra Smith; four grandchildren; four sisters, Rebecca Sullivan, Wilhelmina Wallace (Joseph), Sylvia Massey (Thomas) and Geraldine Phifer; two brothers, Nathaniel and Bobby Phifer; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Myers Park United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

 

 

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  • Brenda Stevens-Walker and the StevensFamily

    During this time of sadness,may you find comfort in the sympathy expressed by our family to yours

  • John Love

    To the Phifer Family: Sorry for your lost. John and Harriet Gentry Love will be praying for you. John Love, Charlotte, NC

  • John Love

    To the Phifer Family: Sorry for lost. John and Harriet Gentry Love will be praying for you. John Love, Charlotte, NC.

  • Eva Tweed

    Wanda, the years have passed and we lost touch but our memories of you and Leverne remain. I enjoyed working with Leverne and we will be remembering you and your family during this time of sadness.

  • Jackie Sturdivant

    To Geraldine and the entire Phifer family, know that our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  • Boyce Faulkner III

    To the Phifer family is my prayer for our God of love to provide you with His Grace to comfort, strengthen and encourage you during your times of need.