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1942 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Myron Buford Eugene Ringgold, 72, Independence, Mo., also known by nicknames "Ringo" and "Buford" died at Vitas Hospice at 2:45 a.m. July 4, 2014, after a three week stay in ICU at Centerpoint Medical Center from lung cancer. A memorial visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. memorial service Monday, July 7, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence. Contributions may be made in his memory to Voices of Hope Boston, Inc., 171 Park St., Stoneham, MA 02180. Buford was born in Independence on April 22, 1942, to Myron Otis and Tessie Green Ringgold, both who preceded him in death. He graduated from Truman High in 1960, and married his high school sweetheart, Betty Sue Bruce (deceased) and had two daughters, Melissa Jill Ringgold (Richard L. Mutkoski) and Julie Nicole Ringgold (Frank Silva). He is also survived by his sister, Sue Ann Bristow (Jay Bristow). At the time of his death, Buford was in a committed long term relationship with Debi Turner of Memphis, Tenn. During his lifetime, Buford worked at the Lake City Ammunition Plant, Safeway grocery stores, and Raytown Nissan and other car dealerships. Earlier in life he was a member and Deacon of Fairmount Christian Church. In later life, his favorite "hobbies" were his grandson, Ryan Jarrid Mutkoski (25), granddaughter, Brianna Virginia Mutkoski (18), and Debi Turner's grandson, Noah. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com Arr.: Speaks Suburban Chapel, (816) 373-3600. Speaks Suburban Funeral Home, 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64051, 816-373-3600
Published in Kansas City Star on July 6, 2014
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