Francis L. Buzzard
Francis L. Buzzard, 74, Wyandotte, OK, passed into eternal rest February 19, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after a sudden illness. Francis Leon Buzzard was born November 7, 1940 in Racine, MO the son of Jack and Leah (Crawford) Buzzard. Francis lived in the area most all of his life. He worked as a truck driver for Buske Line in Seneca for 34 years. He then worked for A-Bove Par in Webb City for 11 years retiring in 2010. Francis loved racing and was a mechanic. He was a people person and enjoyed cutting up with the guys at the coffee shop. He also loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed teasing them. He was a faith full member of New Life Fellowship in Neosho, MO. Francis L. Buzzard married the love of his life Betty Jean White June 20, 1962 in Miami, OK and she preceded him in death July 27, 2010. Survivors include one son, Mark Buzzard and wife Bonnie, Wyandotte, OK; one daughter, Shelly Barnett and husband Orvel, Seneca, MO; Grandchildren; Curt Buzzard and wife Andrea, Wyandotte, OK, Brandi Drake, Wyandotte and Bo Elliott, Seneca, great-grandchildren Chloe and Jairus Buzzard, Wyandotte and Heston Drake, Wyandotte; one brother, Jack Buzzard and wife Ella, Weir, KS. Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, February 23, 2015 at New Life Fellowship in Neosho, MO with Curt Buzzard officiating. Burial will be in the Burkhart Cemetery with Mark Buzzard, Curt Buzzard, Bo Elliott, Donnie Elliott, Darrell Robinson, Tony Jones and Mark McGuirk serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Howard Woodward, Sonny Woodward, Donny Joe Montgomery, Bill Massey, Leon Whipkey and Marvin Minson. The family will receive friends from 5pm to 6pm Sunday at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to New Life Fellowship PO Box 883, Neosho, MO 64850.