Col. Winfield D. Buzby, Jr. US Army Ret. PDF Print E-mail

Colonel Winfield Dickenson “Dick” Buzby, Jr., U.S. Army Ret., 67, of Prosperity, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2012.

Born on July 25, 1944 in Bridgeton, NJ, he was the son of Winfield Dickenson Buzby, Sr., and Marvie Hepner Buzby. Colonel Buzby served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army for 30 years. He received a Master of Theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University. He served on the faculty at both the U.S. Army Chaplain School and the U.S. Army War College, and on the staff of the Office of the Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon.

In retirement Chaplain Buzby pursued his passions: spending time with family and friends, playing the banjo, preaching God’s Word, and travel. He was blessed with a full life of service to God and country, and a community of family and friends around the world.

Chaplain Buzby is survived by his parents; his devoted wife of 44 years, Patricia Peregoy Buzby; daughters, Julie Dawn Buzby Snyder (Tim) of Beaufort, SC, and Keri Buzby Adams (Scott) of Birmingham, AL.; sisters, Barbara Ernst and Bev Moore; and 10 grandchildren whom he deeply loved: Abigail, Noah, Caleb, Daniel, Elisabeth, David, and Joseph Snyder; and Hannah, Micah, and Sarah Adams.

Chaplain Buzby was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo, SC, where visitation will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service celebrating his life will follow at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Dr. Tim Phillips. Interment with full military honors will occur at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Military Evangelism, P.O. Box 246, Jacksonville, NC, 28541.

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#13 Jeff Harris 2012-06-21 12:46
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Dick passing. We were in a meeting to plan our 50th high school reunion when we found out, and just recently received a data sheet he mailed. We enjoyed some shared time at Western Maryland many years ago. My deepest sympathy to Pat and all his family.
#12 Diane Green-Hummel 2012-06-20 09:08
Buzzy was the best friend of my youth. We worked in the lab together at Hunt-Wesson and even back then he was a Godly person. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My prayers are with his family and may the grace of God give them comfort in this time of sorrow knowing they will see him again someday.
#11 Geoff Moran 2012-06-19 23:53
Dear Pat, We were so sad to hear that Dick is gone from us, but rejoice in his arrival with our God. I have so many wonderful memories of him and the times we shared in CAS3 and beyond. You and Dick are always part of the Moran cloud of witnesses. After the time settles down a little I hope you can contact us. 805-735-3760 in California.
Much love and prayers, Geoff and Ruth Ann
#10 Byron/Karen Simmons 2012-06-19 20:16
We are saddened by the loss of Chaplain Buzby! Some of our best times in the chaplaincy date back to our time at Fort Lee when he was installation chaplain there. Pat, I'm still inspired and encouraged by your service to the chaplains' wives. May you find comfort and strength in your fond memories of a life lived and shared with a man that loved his God, his family and his country. Chaplain (COL) Byron and Karen Simmons
#9 Byron/Karen Simmons 2012-06-19 20:11
We are saddened by the loss of Chaplain Buzby! Some of our fondest memories in the chaplaincy date back to our time at Ft. Lee. Pat, your service to the wives at that time still remains fresh in my mind. We pray that God will give you strength and courage in the wonderful memories you hold of a life well lived and shared with a man who loved his God and his country!
#8 Lydia & Bruce Hardin 2012-06-19 14:00
So sorry to hear about CH Buzby. He was such a delight to work with. He will be sadly missed but I know there is rejoicing in heaven as he plays his banjo for gospel sing. Pat and family you are in our prayers.
#7 Tina Dingus 2012-06-18 17:12
I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of such a wonderful and godly man. I feel extremely blessed to have known such a great man who always made me smile. I will truely miss his visits. Tina,RDH
#6 Jerry and Raynell Ho 2012-06-18 10:17
Pat. We are saddened at the loss of Dick, your great husband, father and grandfather. He as you are great friends to us and we would like you to know we are thinking of you always. May peace be with you at this difficult time.

Jerry and Raynell
#5 Philip T. Guistwite 2012-06-18 09:48
Dear Pat and family,
Jeannie and I are saddened to hear of your loss. You might recall that we shared our promotion party expenses while at the Chaplain School. We trust the Lord will comfort you all with wonderful memories of life shared with husband, father and grandfather.
Blessings and peace,
Phil and Jeannie
#4 Ben Kinlaw 2012-06-18 07:03
We were deeply saddened to learn of your loss, and extend our sincere condolences.

We are grateful for Col Buzby's service to God and his country.

Our prayer is God will comfort you in your time of sorrow, and you remain in our thoughts.
#3 Astrid Hicks 2012-06-17 20:07
Dear Patricia:
My prayers will be with you in this difficult times.
I have fond memories of your stay here in Fort Lee.
#2 Ken and Pat LeBon 2012-06-17 12:14
Pat and family,

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Chaplain Buzby. Our prayers are with you and the family as you mourn the loss of such a Godly man. We have fond memories of our time with you all at Fort Lee May God pour out His precious love and comfort on you during these days and weeks ahead.
Chaplain (MAJ) Kenneth and Pat LeBon
#1 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-06-17 06:03
We extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Col. Buzby. Our family appreciates his service to our God and Our Country. May the Lord that he served bless you and keep you these difficult days and those ahead. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia.