Ray Edward “Eddie” Buffington Jr., 79, was born June 15, 1942, in Faulk, AR to Ray Edward and Lura Buffington Sr. He graduated from Kermit High School in 1960, only months after marrying June May Emerson on August 29, 1959, in Kermit. Soon after graduating, Eddie started working for Sears Roebuck as a salesman and stayed there for 20 years. He left only to start his own company, Eddie Buffington Heating, Plumbing and Air, which he owned and operated for more than 30 years. He was a simple man who enjoyed pawn shopping and whose only passions included hard work and taking care of his family to which, some say go hand in hand.
On May 10, 2022, early in the morning, Ray Edward Buffington Jr. was called home. Those left to cherish his wonderful memory are his son, Ray Edward Buffington III and wife Candy of Lubbock; three daughters, Sherry & Lance Hall of San Antonio, Denna & Doug Laquey of AZ, Paula & Bill Wiedemeyer of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Bob & Wanda Buffington of College Station, Andrew & Edie Buffington of Haslet; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Terry Dale Buffington; one brother, John Porter.
Services for Mr. Buffington will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 14, 2022, in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with Pastor Ray Buffington officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. There will be a visitation at Broadway Funeral Directors starting at 7:00 pm, Friday, May 13, 2022.