C.H. “Mike” Lafoon 86 of Farmville, VA passed away on February 22, 2016.
He was born in Farmville, VA on August 24, 1929 to the late Alwyn O.
and Lucille Harris Lafoon. He graduated from Farmville High School in
1947 having lettered in football, baseball, basketball and was captain
of the football team in 1946. As a teenager he had numerous weekend
and summer jobs such as paper routes, working at his father’s service
station, department store, grocery store etc… He started working in
the construction business with his father in September 1947, building
homes and light commercial buildings and worked up to estimator and
superintendent. “Mike” served in the Virginia National Guard, Co. G,
116th Infantry, 29th Division 1948-1957 attaining the rank of Master
Sergeant. Mr. Lafoon joined the Farmville Jaycees in 1951,
participating in numerous community projects. He brought the first
Christmas Parade to Farmville, using professional floats. He was one
of the 10 men to organize and build the little league field
introducing little league baseball to Farmville in 1959. He became
licensed as a Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth of Virginia on
February 29, 1960 and has been owner and president of Longwood Realty
Company Inc. since 1960 and owner and president of Coldwell Banker
Lafoon Realty Inc. since 1988. Mr. Lafoon became president of the
Farmville Jaycees in 1962 and recipient of the Distinguished Service
Award in 1964 and awarded Life Membership in 1965. He designed and
built his present home in 1964-1965 and served on the Farmville Office
of Sovran Bank Board in 1969 to 1988. He was president of the South
Central Board of Realtors in 1970 and was recipient of the Realtor of
the Year Award in 1991, and was a graduate of The Realtors Institute
in 1972. He served on the Southside Community Hospital Board for 37
years and served as Board President from 1988 to 1992. “Mike” was a
Board Member and Board Chairman of First Federal Savings Bank, aka
First Federal Savings and Loan from 1978 to 2000. He served on
Farmville Town Council for 25 years and served as Vice Mayor for 2
years. “Mike” was the recipient of the President’s Circle award in
1993 from Coldwell Banker for achieving Outstanding Sales Performance.
He was a past President of the Farmville Area Development Corporation,
a member of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce and an active member of
Farmville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by wife, Jeanne Hamilton Lafoon, a son, Carlton Harris
Lafoon Jr. “Kip” (Joanne) of Farmville, a daughter Lisa L. Lloyd (H.
Richard) of Bumpass, VA four grandchildren, Karli L. Seefried (Dan) of
Midlothian VA, Carlton Harris Lafoon III “Shayne” of Arlington, VA,
Benjamin Lee Hunter Lafoon of Farmville and Carlton Lee Lloyd of
Bumpass, VA two great grandchildren, Phoenix Ryan Seefried and Maddox
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Marion Randolph Lafoon
and Alwyn Otis Lafoon Jr.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00AM
in Farmville United Methodist Church with interment at Westview
Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 25, 2016
at Puckett Funeral Home form 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High Street, Farmville, VA 23901.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com