Dear Family of Buddy,
I have known ol' Buddy from the time I was hired by ASCS-USDA in March of 1978. The very first encounter involved him extinguishing, in his hand, a lit cigarette. Later I learned of his fake rubber thumb that he used in this seemingly tough man exhibition. That began,I soon learned,a long and comical list of his jokes and humorous antics that he shared with all folks. Buddy was always more than willing to assist in problems and questions that arose in and out of our ASCS/FSA offices. Thank you Buddy. Family I am and will continue to do so be praying for God's great and loving strength to support you at this time and in the days to come. Buddy was a good friend to me and many others in and out of ASCS/FSA offices.