Joseph William Pluff passed away, after many years of medical difficulties, on February 15, 2018 in his winter home in Florida He was 75 years old.

Joe loved his family, and country above all.  He served in the US Army with two deployments in Germany and one in Vietnam. 

He lived most of his life in Southeastern Michigan, where he retired as a Systems Analyst from the City of Ann Arbor in 2001before moving to Whispering Pines, North Carolina in 2003.

While he was not a great golfer, he enjoyed it all the same. He loved to go camping and fishing and everything to do with motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret, his sons Joseph Jr., and Michael (Pam), and his sister Heddy (Dick) Briggs. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Edna Pluff  and his bother Henry Walden.

While he is with us in spirit, we will always miss him.

A  Memorial Service will be held at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM. A private burial of his ashes will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choosing.

Online condolences may be made at

Boles Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mr. Pluff’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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