Buford J, Guittar, 88, passed away two weeks shy of his 89th birthday on September 20, 2018. Visitation will be Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Langsford Funeral Home, from 1-2pm. Services will begin at 2pm. Burial in Greenridge, MO at a later date. Cremation. Contributions may be made to the James A. Reed Wildlife Reserve in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Buford was born October 4, 1929 in Moberly, MO. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He married Betty J. McKenzie on June 21, 1953. Buford made his career at Mr. Longarm, Inc. in Greenwood, MO. He worked there from 1964 as Executive Vice President of Productions and retired in 2006. Buford was an accomplished trap shooter. Every year a group of friends went to South Dakota pheasant hunting. Buford’s second career was crappie fishing. It was said he could catch crappie on a hook without bait! He loved the outdoors and all that God made for us to see and enjoy.
Buford is preceded in death by his parents, Avery and Addie; 3 sisters, Pat Stevens, Naomi Monteil, and Jessie O’Dell; and 2 brothers, Jack and Bert Guittar.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty; 4 children, Pam (John) Stodgell, Robin (Patty) Guittar, Marsha Young, and Julie (Kenny) Poe; step-daughter, Debby Browne; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.