Mr. Joseph Crosby “Pete” Jefferds III
February 10, 1944 – April 16, 2022
JOSEPH CROSBY JEFFERDS III, “PETE”, passed away on April 16, 2022 following a short illness.
Pete, the oldest child of Joseph Crosby Jefferds, Jr. and Olivia Polk Evans Jefferds, was born February, 10, 1944 in Leavenworth, KS. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy-Andover and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. Following a year of business school at UNC-CH and a year of law school at Washington University in St. Louis, he became a stock broker with Bache & Co.
In 1970 he moved to Richmond, VA to begin his career with Jefferds Corporation, the company founded by his father in 1947 in Charleston WV and shortly after moved home to Charleston to become Treasurer of the company. At the time of his death he was Chairman, Treasurer and CFO of Jefferds Corporation. He had been with Jefferds Corporation for 52 years. Pete was a member of Edgewood Country Club, The Rotary Club of Charleston and The Order of the Cincinnati.
Donations may be made to Kanawha HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W, Charleston, WV 25387.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Barlowbonsall.com. Barlow Bonsall has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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