Claude Thomas ‘Buz’ Buzzard

Published 10:07 am Friday, October 1, 2021

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Claude Thomas “Buz” Buzzard, 81, died on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

He was born in Bourbon County, Ky. on July 19, 1940 to the late Forrest and Mildred Buzzard. Mr. Buzzard served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the sports marketing department after 30 years.

Survivors: his wife, June Pitts McKnight Buzzard; 3 daughters, Jodi B. Moore (Mike) of Advance, Tami L. Goodrich (Matthew) of Montclair, N.J., and Megan K. Buzzard-Rybicki (Matthew) of New York, N.Y.; 4 grandchildren, Zachary Moore, Mackenzie Moore, Sayan Goodrich, and Miles Rybicki, one brother, J. David Buzzard, and three sisters; Dottie Schmidt, Carolyn Thacker, and Marilyn Parker.

An outdoor service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Advance, with Dr. Suzanne G. Michael, the Rev. Darren Crotts, and Jan Denton officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Storehouse for Jesus.