Ronnie J. Bufford
Ronnie J. Bufford, 50, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, at UTMB Health in Galveston.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Old First Orange Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Benard Woods, pastor of Faith Harbor Church in Little Cypress. A Graveside Service will be at 3:30 p.m. at East Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Serving as Pallbearers will be his Brothers of the Railroad, Donald Hamilton, Leon Williams, Louis Frazier, Craig “Tiny” Overstreet, Brian Dobbins, Tim Fuller, Kevin Mitchell and Charlie Moore. Honorary Pallbearer will be Kenny Vasquez.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange on Oct. 6, 1962, Ronnie was the son of Ravis Joseph Bufford and Betty Jane (Bourque) Bufford. For 16 years, Ronnie worked as a Carman at Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Local Union 6452 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and a past member of Boilmakers Local 587.
Ronnie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He enjoyed the outdoors such as hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed playing his guitar with numerous bands in the area. Ronnie will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ravis Joseph Bufford; grandparents, Sidney and Qzitte Bufford, Beulah B. Hargrave and Ophe Bufford; and sister, Sugie Lane Vasquez.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Donna Cox Bufford of Orange; mother, Betty Jane Bufford of Orange; sons, Brandon Chase Bufford and his fiancée, Victoria Lynn Smith of Lumberton, Kendon Leger of Beaumont and Ronnie James Bufford of Gary, In; and daughter, Julie Bufford of Merrillville, In.
He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Dylan James Bufford, Jayden Payne Bufford, Leighla Ruth Meeks, Alexander Nicolas Bufford, Amber Skye Bufford and Breighanna Jo Meeks; brothers, Rickey Bufford of Orange and Jason Bufford of The Colony, Tx; and numerous nieces and nephews.