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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday February 6th, 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Joseph William Naff, Sr.

MARION, Va: Joseph William “Bill” Naff, Sr., age 77 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 1, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 2, 1938. He was devoted to his wife and children. “Pa” absolutely adored his six grandchildren. Bill was known for his hard work, big heart and his perceptive, candid and honest nature. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Walter “Pete” and Emma Lou Heldreth Naff and by three sisters, Shirley Snider, Betty Cress and Joan Norris. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Blevins Naff and his three children, Sherry Naff Moran and husband David of Richmond, Joseph William Naff, Jr. and wife Margie of Marion and Shannon Naff of Roanoke; and sister, Rebecca Branson of Wytheville. Bill is also survived by six grandchildren, Katie Moran of Baltimore, Md., Emily Athas and husband Robert of New York, NY, Eleanor Moran of Charlottesville, Courtney Naff of Marion, Evan Naff of Blacksburg and Wilson Naff of Harrisonburg. He is also survived by a large extended family. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home in Marion. At his request, his body has been donated to further medical research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The family wishes to thank the staff of Smyth County Community Hospital and his caregivers Ann Ball and Lavada Jessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Brenner Children’s Hospital, C/O Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Naff Family.

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Very sorry to hear about Mr. Naff. He was such a sweet man, and pleasure to be around. He is fondly remembered by all the staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Francis Marion Manor Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

Joe, we were so saddened to learn of your father's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim and Jeanne Haulsee Feb 6 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the Naff family on their loss. Mr. Naff was a caring, genuine and extremely funny guy. He was loved by us all. Rest in Peace.

Ray, Karen, Maverick and Holden Howard Feb 4 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Mr. Naff. My deepest condolences go out to your family. Although I only got to know Bill during those last two weeks in the hospital, his kind manner was evident, as was his love for his family. He will truly be missed.

Jared Sparks Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

Joe, Margie and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Linda Blevins & Elma Wyatt Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

Bill was a long time friend of our family as were his parents. He was always a special member at the family reunions. Rose and I send our deepest and sincere condolences to the family members. We join you in your loss and in our fondest memories. God Bless All. Jack & Rose

Jack Weaver Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

Shannon, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Suzanne

Suzanne Brown Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

Shannon and family, Finding the right words is so hard at a time like this. What a huge loss you are all encountering. I was never lucky enough to have met your father, but I felt his love and energy in each of you. What a legacy he has left behind with his amazing family. Find laughter and love together now to comfort your pain. He will never be gone as long as you keep telling his stories. And I know there are some great ones! Love & Light, Katie

Katie Mack Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

Someone so special can never be forgotten. Our condolences to the family.

Terry Buckley and Zelma Hodge Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Naff, Sr.

Terry Buckley and Zelma Hodge Feb 3 2016 12:00 AM

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