Ernest "Buddy" Burney, age 88, of Crestview, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on June 19, 1925. Buddy served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a recipient of a Purple Heart and many other rewards and honors.
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Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, one brother and numerous sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Burney and Tina Parker, and husband, Roy; two grandsons, Bob Taylor and wife, April, and Rick Taylor and wife, Katie; two great-grandsons, Josh Taylor and wife, Eileen, and David Taylor and wife, Maggie; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Aleigh, Elizabeth and Sydney; sisters, Norma Jean Griffin and husband, Lloyd, Bonnie and Betty; and many nieces and nephews.
Buddy was well known for his generosity, jokes, and by his WWII stories, especially of not forgetting those who gave their all. A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m., at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home with the service starting at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Long officiating. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m., at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL 32536
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Feb. 25, 2014