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Buford Henry Miller

File: 551

Date of Birth:

Thursday, August 14, 1919

Date of Death:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Resident:

Marble Hill, Mo.

Buford Henry Miller, 97, of Marble Hill, Mo., passed away Nov. 28, 2016, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born on Aug. 14, 1919, on Grassy Creek he was the son of Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) and Ruth Ellen Perkins Miller, Sr. His parents and an older sister Frieda Carolyn Agnew preceded him in death. He is survived by his younger brother, Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) Miller Jr. of Marble Hill.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Jewell Ward on Sept. 3, 1938, at Marble Hill. Their loving marriage encompassed 64 years together until her death on July 3, 2003.

Buford served in the United States Army during WW II as a Technician 5 with the 9206th Technical Service Unit. After separating from the Army, Buford and Jewell resided in St. Louis where he worked in manufacturing jobs and was self-employed in automobile sales and various other activities. After retirement, Buford and Jewell enjoyed spending time between their St. Louis and Silva homes. Buford was an avid gun enthusiast, hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, traveling throughout the United States and into Canada to pursue his passions for hunting and fishing.

In addition to his brother, T.J., he is survived by nephew and nieces: Richard (Edna) Miller of Fredericktown, Mo., Judy Rhodes of Marble Hill, Liz (Terry) Durham of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Myra (Rick) Underwood of Marble Hill; as well as multiple great-nieces and great-nephews who were always the light of his life and with whom he enjoyed sharing time, meals, and conversation.

Visitation will be Wed, Nov 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Fred Ritter officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Missouri Veterans Home in lieu of flowers.