Jeff Buzzard, 89, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home. He was born on December 14, 1929 in Jay, Oklahoma to Elmer and Rose (Raven) Buzzard. He attended Chilocco Indian Agriculture School. On October 16, 1947 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged on January 19, 1950. He re-enlisted on March 8, 1950 in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged on September 7, 1954. In 1952 Jeff was lineman of the year for the Armed Forces Football team for the UK. After he was honorably discharged, Jeff worked in the oil field. From 1964 to 1984 he was a hog farmer in Dodge City and Buhler. Jeff later went on to work for Shears Construction in Hutchinson where he retired after 15 years. He married the love of his life Jean L. Gray on June 18, 1964. He enjoyed watching the Oklahoma Sooners football team. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren who he shared a unique and special relationship with each one, and his dogs.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean; daughter; Roxie Diane Wampler; grandson, Michael Gray Buzzard; sisters, Rosie Johnson, Louella Greenwood; brothers, Andrew Buzzard and Johnson Buzzard.
He is survived by his sons; Mike Buzzard (daughter in law, Danna Dankanyin), Kirk Buzzard; sisters, Pauline Buzzard, Betty Buzzard, Annie Lou Fisher; brothers, Robert Buzzard, Jackson Buzzard; grandchildren, Alissa Buzzard, Kody Buzzard, Brandi Buzzard, Jackson Buzzard, Troy (Roberta) Wampler and a great grandson, Landon.
A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to: The Lucky Dog Program and can be sent in care of Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th Ave., Hutchinson, Kansas 67502.