Justin Gary Plumlee, 29, of Sophia, died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Born September 14, 1984 in High Point, Justin was the son of Gary and Terri Plumlee. He was a birthright Quaker and was a member of Marlboro Friends Meeting. Justin graduated from Randleman High School in 2002 and from Guilford College in 2010 where he majored in history and minored in religion. A devout Christian, Justin spent several summers as a counselor at Quaker Lake Camp fulfilling his passion for helping young people find the Lord. During this time, Justin also served as Chairperson of the Young Adult Committee for Yearly Meeting. Most recently, he worked as a Media Assistant at Randleman Middle School and served as assistant coach on the School's baseball team. Justin received the honor of Employee of the Year at Randleman Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved trout fishing, mountain biking, and hiking. Justin also enjoyed all sports and was a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox and Manchester United. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cecil “Whitey” and Vada Plumlee, and his maternal grandparents, James Hanson and Linda Hanson Sellers.
Survivors include his parents, Gary and Terri Plumlee, of Sophia; his sister, Morgan Plumlee, of Asheboro; his grandfather, Fred Sellers, of Shallotte; aunts and uncles, Evelyn and Gray Warren, Mark Plumlee, and Warren and Cherrie Hanson; cousins, Kyle Warren and wife, Sara, Ben Warren, Connor Hanson, and Tyler Hanson. Loved by many, Justin is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends.
Funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Marlboro Friends Meeting officiated by Rev. Bob Medford, Rev. Darrin Allen, and Rev. Ricky Sessoms. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday night from 6:00 until 8:00 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Quaker Lake Camp, 1503 NC Hwy 62 East, Climax, NC 27233. It is the family's hope that donations to Quaker Lake can be used to establish an annual scholarship in Justin's honor that would pay for a young individual to attend Quaker Lake, who otherwise would not be able to attend due to financial limitations.