Mr. Joseph David “Joe” Shifflett, 68, of 3713 Great Neck Court, was born May 8, 1939 and died Sunday, June 10, 2007 at his home. Mr. Shifflett came to Pembroke in 1962 when he married Mrs. Mary Lee Brooks, daughter of Mr. Henry & Mrs. Polly Brooks of the Harpers Ferry area.
Mr. Shifflett was a businessman who founded and was president of Joe Shifflett, Inc. for 40 years. Joe Shifflett, Inc. grew from a small business to a large company that performs contracts for national corporations such as Starbuck’s, Chevy’s, Marriott and Commerce Bank. In the 1980’s, his company corrected a humidity airflow problem for the National Archives. He also owned LJS, Inc., a real estate company that owned many properties in Virginia as well as Robeson County.
The graveside service will be conducted 12:00 p.m. (noon) Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the Brooks Family Cemetery.
Mr. Shifflett is survived by his wife: Mary Brooks Shifflett; his children: Anita “JoJo” Shifflett, Mary Belinda Johns, Ivon Powers, Eartle Brooks and Frankie Brooks; and a host of friends and family in the Pembroke area as he truly loved this place and it’s people. He chose to be buried with his family at the Brooks Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 15, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.