The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 24, 2014

Ernest Buzzard Jr.

JOPLIN, Mo. —  

Ernest B. Buzzard Jr., 82, Joplin, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 4:50 p.m. April 22, 2014, at National Health Care in Joplin, after an illness.

Ernest Bransford Buzzard Jr. was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Racine, Mo., the son of Ernest B. and Mable I. (Link) Buzzard. Ernest served his county in the United States Navy. He was an electrician working in several companies in Joplin, and a lifetime member of IBEW Local 95, Joplin.

Ernest B. Buzzard Jr. married Colleen B. Larrol June 3, 1955, in Joplin, and she preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2013.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Buzzard and wife, Kris, Pleasant Hope, Mo., and Patrick Buzzard, Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Debbie Lawson and husband, Russ, Carl Junction, Mo., Cindi Hopkins and husband, Brian, Joplin, and Kelli Buzzard, Joplin; one sister, Willa J. Erhart and husband, Ken, Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Sarah Morrison, Brian Lawson and  Matt Hopkins; and two great-grandchildren, Trevonte Singleton and Valhalla Morrison.

Graveside services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Burkhart Cemetery with Jerry Seigel officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.

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