MORTON - Brandon J. "Brando" Buffington, 26, of Morton died at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1983, in Peoria to Kent and Carol (Reber) Buffington.
Surviving are his parents of Morton; one sister, Michelle (Mike) Hajny of East Peoria; two brothers, Sean Buffington of Sacramento, Calif., and Scott Buffington and his fiancee, Jenna Morgan, of Morton; and his girlfriend, Christie Bare of Peoria. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Shane, Noah and Blake Hajny, Kent and Seandon Buffington and Autumn Ray; and Christie's children, Austin, Jacey and Kaden.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Shane Buffington, on Sept. 15, 1999.
Brandon worked in the family landscaping business and was attending classes at Bradley University in Peoria.
He was a member of Morton United Methodist Church and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
He was involved with the Illinois chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Morton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Walles officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, both at Morton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Morton United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.