Mr. William Arthur “Buddy” Oxendine of Old Main Road, Pembroke, was born July 26, 1948 and departed this life Sunday, October 22, 2023. He was preceded in death by his father: Mr. James Arthur Oxendine and two brothers: Mr. James Melvin “Jimmy” Oxendine and Mr. Phillip Dean “Phil” Oxendine.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Pembroke Gospel Chapel with Pastor Mark Stephens, Bros. Percell Blue and Jeff Buckles officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery.
Mr. Buddy was a member of the U.S. Army where he served 3 years to include serving the in Vietnam War. During that time, he received various medals such as a National Defense Service medal, a Vietnam Service and Good Conduct medal. He also received expert badges in Rifle M14 and M16.
Mr. Buddy was an avid Nascar fan. He was a lifelong Chevrolet fan and a lover of hot rods and fast cars. He was a lover of life. He loved his family and children. He was a comedian who always tried to put a smile on everyone’s face. He loved everyone he met and never met a stranger.
Mr. Buddy is survived by his mother: Mrs. Annie Ruth Oxendine of Pembroke; a brother: Mr. Charles Patrick “Chuck” Oxendine (Sandy) of Pembroke; two sisters: Mrs. Teresa O. Hall (Gene) of Lumberton, NC and Mrs. Gina Black (Randy) of Lincolnton, NC; two sons: Mr. James Arthur “Jamie” Oxendine II of Parkton, NC and Mr. Andrew Conoway of Alabama; one daughter: Ms. Kimberly Kent Oxendine (fiancé Phillip) of Pembroke NC; a special friend: Ms. Brenda Collins; special niece: Mrs. Courtney Oxendine (Sam) of Fayetteville, NC; a special cousin: Mr. Johnnie Woodell of Florida; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Pembroke Gospel Chapel Church.