Gerald Wayne (Jerry) Buran

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Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Buran, age 73, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after a battle with cancer.
Jerry was born Nov. 9, 1943 in Mobile, Ala., and raised in Atlanta by his parents, Cammie and H.D. Buran. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1961 and from Georgia Tech in 1968 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He worked in the computer industry, starting with IBM then retiring from Digital Communications Associates (DCA) in Alpharetta as Worldwide Director of Sales and Marketing. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working as a ranger for Affinity Golf in his retirement. He also enjoyed many world travels and cruises over his lifetime, both for business and pleasure.
Jerry faithfully cared for his wife, Linda Faye McClure Buran, who he married Dec. 19, 1964, throughout her battle with multiple sclerosis until her death in April 2015.
His life was full and he is survived by two children, Tracy Buran Evens of Milton, and Mark Buran of Cumming; as well as grandchildren, Abigail, Zachary and Luke Evens.
He moved to Florida in 2016, to enjoy his golden years with Judie Morton. Jerry is also survived by brother, Ron Buran (Mary Ann); and sisters, Eula Prine (Bob), Mary Wilson (Kelly Sloan), and Norma Bell (Michael); numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In his own words, "My life has been enhanced by so many: by my first love and deceased wife of 50 years, Linda, who gave me Tracy and Mark, and three wonderful grandkids, and my last love, Judie, who's loved me to the end. Most importantly, I found love and peace in Jesus Christ."
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 2, from 3-6 p.m. at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. Dr. Kevin Head, Senior Pastor of Roswell First Baptist, will officiate his memorial service on Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the Mayes Ward-Dobbins chapel with interment following at Kennesaw Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions in his honor can be made to the or the MS Society.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2017
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