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POQUOSON - Charles W. "Chuck" Buffington III, 72, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. He retired in 2008 as a Detective Sergeant from the Poquoson Police Department after 28 years of service. Chuck was active in ASAP, serving as President and on the Board of Directors. He received numerous awards for his police service, and was elected to the National Police Hall of Fame. He coached women's softball teams, enjoyed working in his yard and going camping, and loved holiday family gatherings. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Ernestine and Charles Buffington Jr.; sister, Patty Buffington Arnett; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Machen White George. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Judy; sons, Bryan Douglas Rose & wife Karen, and David Scott Cole; grandchildren, Jessica Harper, Shannan McMullen, Jason Cole, and Elise Cole; great-grandchildren, Dhalia McMullen, Joseph Harper, and Leighann Harper; niece, Sherry; great-niece, Kimberly; great-nephew, Timmy; great-great-nephews, Chuckie, Blake,and Will; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A Celebration of Chuck's life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2:00 PM, at Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson, by Pastor Dan Cromer. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to the , 4669 South Blvd., Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2015
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