Ralph Edward Bufkin, 68, of Silsbee died September 4, at his daughter’s residence in Orangefield. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Mr. Bufkin was a native of Elizabeth, LA, and had lived in this area most of his life. He was a retired car salesman and proudly served his country in the US Air Force.

Survivors include his daughters, Stacy James of Orangefield and Leigh Cooper of The Woodlands; grandchildren Parker James of Orangefield and Quinn and Bryce Cooper of The Woodlands; brothers Phillip Bufkin of Bay City and Steve Bufkin of Garland; sisters Kathleen Hibbs of Charleston, SC and Debbie Davis of Houston and special friend Rhonda Humphus of Orangefield.

The family would like to thank the staff of Odyssey Hospice for their loving kindness in caring for their loved one.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association, Greater Houston Chapter, PO Box 271561, Houston, TX 77277 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 700 North St., Ste J, Beaumont, TX 77701.