YORKTOWN, VA - Ora Edward (Ed/Buzz) Busbin, age 92, of Yorktown, VA, was peacefully called from this life to heaven on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Regency Health and Rehabilitation Center in Grafton after a short illness. He was born in Georgia and raised in southern Florida. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. He enjoyed a variety of jobs immediately following the war before settling down to work at the Newport News Shipyard. He retired in 1983 after 38 years and then worked for the US Coast Guard Non-Appropriated Fund activities until 1997. He was a member of the Yorktown Masonic Lodge, Khedive Temple, Peninsula Shrine Club, and the X-42 Shipyard Retirees Club. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Lula Busbin, his sister Vernie Turner, and his brothers "Pete", Al and "Skeet" Busbin and their spouses. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara B. Busbin, his daughter and son-in-law Kay and Jerry Griffin, his daughter Donna Busbin, his granddaughter and grandson-in-law Bonnie and Caleb Wright, and his great-grandchildren Karsyn and Thomas J. Wright, and his sister Ina B. Archer. He was the much loved "Uncle Ed" to nephews Ken Archer, Bill Busbin, Bill Powell, and nieces Ina Ruth Van Landingham, Shirley MacDonald, Pam Penny, Cheryl Stacy, Alice Harris-Willison, Loraine Searcy, Pat Woodruff and Nancy Reese, and their families. Ed loved his family, baseball, NASCAR, and working in his garden. One of his greatest joys was taking home-grown fresh vegetables and fig preserves to friends and family. Visitation will be held at Amory Funeral Home on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6 to 7 p.m. A graveside service with Masonic rites will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ed's memory to Shriners Children Hospitals.
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Published in Daily Press on June 22, 2014