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Funeral services for Tommy Buffington, age 68 of Clarks, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 25, at Old Bethel Baptist Church in Clarks with Bro. Bill Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery where the military will honor him with a 21 gun salute. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the church. Services are under the direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.
Tommy was born September 13, 1945 to AJ and Mary Sebren Buffington in Bastrop and he passed from this life on September 22, 2013 at his residence in Clarks.
He worked for Bellsouth Telephone Company from 1969 to 1999. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 where he served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved to play music and sing and was a member of the Reject Band. He served for many years at the American Legion Hall in Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents;
He is survived by his wife of 46 years: Judy Reitzell Buffington; two daughters: Rhonda Goodman and her husband Terry Wayne; Jody Owens and her husband Chuck; son:Jason Buffington and his wife Crystal; brother: Jerry Buffington; sister: Alice Buffington Barron; eight grandchildren: Brandin Owens, Niki Miles, Miranda Goodman, Kalyn Owens, Cole Buffington, Cameron Buffington, Jacy Buffington, and Jordan Buffington; great-granddaughter: Lillie Owens; a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Barron, Cole Buffington, Wally Reitzell, Dylan McGuffee, Shelby McGuffee, and Kolby Owens.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Reitzell, Randy Benson, Andy Benson, Glen Barnhill, Ricky Hatten, and Wren Crocket.
You may send online condolences to the Buffington family at www.riserfuneralhomes.com.
Riser Funeral Home
Riser Funeral Home- Columbia
7131 Hwy 165 PO Box 57
Columbia, LA 71418
Published in The News Star on Sept. 24, 2013