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Asheville, NC- Archie Patterson Buie, Jr. died peacefully on February 12, 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina in the Veterans Hospital Hospice unit.
He was 86 years old and had battled Parkinson's Disease for 20 years. He was born in Ocala, Florida to A.P. "Sam" and Ruth Buie in 1926.
Archie was and did many things in his fully lived life. He was an only son, a fighter pilot in Korea, where he earned the Distinguished Fly Cross, a father, husband, insurance agency owner, teacher, bee keeper, fencing master, avid and lifelong fisherman as well as an enterprising entrepreneur. He also graduated with a Masters from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
Archie has five children, twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren that he leaves as his legacy. Perhaps he might say his children were his greatest accomplishment, surely his best.
If anyone remembers the Buie family, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 229-559-1755. A memorial will be held in the spring, date to be announced.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013