John Marsden Buren, 90, of Colonial Heights, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013.
He was born Aug. 18, 1922, to the late Samuel R. and Eva P. Beale Buren, and was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Buren, and a sister Kathleen B. Davis. Mr. Buren was a United States Army
veteran, a charter member of Swift Creek Baptist Church in Colonial Heights, and retired after 30 years of service from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.
He is survived by his wife, Jane H. Buren of Colonial Heights; son, John T. Buren of Colonial Heights; daughter, Cheryl F. Sheppard and husband, Randy, of Goochland; granddaughter, Lindsey Sheppard; sister-in-law, Julia Buren of Colonial Heights; nephew, Douglas R. Buren Jr. and wife, Sharron; niece, Carol Ricker and husband, Don, of Chester; cousin, Mary Allen Clark and husband, Jack, of Washington state.
A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Swift Creek Baptist Church, 18510 Branders Bridge Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, with the Rev. Dr. Steve Felker officiating. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park Prince George, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Swift Creek Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com