12/05/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Chuck Buffington
Charles W. Buffington, III
Newport News High School Class of 1962
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news today. Chuck Buffington of Poquoson, Class of 1962, brother of the late Patty Buffington Arnett, passed away on Thursday, December 03, 2015, at the age of 72.
From the Daily Press - 12/05/15:
Charles W. Buffington, III
POQUOSON - Charles W. "Chuck" Buffington III, 72, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015.
He retired in 2008 as a Detective Sergeant from the Poquoson Police Department after 28 years of service.
Chuck was active in ASAP, serving as President and on the Board of Directors. He received numerous awards for his police service, and was elected to the National Police Hall of Fame.
He coached women's softball teams, enjoyed working in his yard and going camping, and loved holiday family gatherings.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Ernestine and Charles Buffington Jr.; sister, Patty Buffington Arnett; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Machen White George.
The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A Celebration of Chuck's life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2:00 PM, at Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson, by Pastor Dan Cromer. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to the , 4669 South Blvd., Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452.
Published in Daily Press from December 4 to December 5, 2015.
December 04, 2015
Chuck was a good buddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
~ Wayne Murray, Venice, Florida
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
~ T. Griffin
So sorry to hear about Butch. I remember all the fun times when our boys Randy Hansen and yours played hockey. We all had fun on the trips and Butch will be greatly missed by all
- Susan Hansen-Welch, Sulphur Springs
So sorry to hear this. I have many fond memories of him joking with me in dispatch. Sweet, sweet man.
~ Christina Backus, Poquoson, Virginia
To you, Buff, Thanks for all of the good times and memories. Proud to have served with you.
To Chuck's family, I worked with Chuck for many years, he was and is a friend who will be sorely missed. May God bless all of you in this tough time.
~ Norman Varner, Hampton P.D.
December 05, 2015
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Chuck's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.
This information is also posted here:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com- 08/12/04
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