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Buford W. King
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Buford W. King

Buford W. King, 90, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Living Community of St. Joseph.
He was born April 25, 1927, to Walter Washington and Leila Pauline (Porter) King in St. Joseph. Buford graduated from Elwood High School before joining the U.S. Navy during World War II. After, he graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Buford married Mary Louise Fletchall May 29, 1953. She preceded him in death May 30, 2014.
He was an industrial engineer for 33 years at Armour & Company in St. Joseph. After retiring, Buford delivered flowers for Stuppy Inc.
He enjoyed bowling, watching sports, mushroom hunting, playing cards, and woodworking. Buford loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan King and Jody Farrell (Tim); grandchildren, Sean Farrell (Ashley), Seth Farrell (Rachael), Shea Farrell, and Katherine Farrell; great-grandchildren Kaylea, Natalie, Carter, and Owen Farrell; brother, Dorrill “Ace” King (Norma); sister, Norma “Junie” Bittiker (Wes); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 6, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, November 5, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church

2802 Renick St.
St. Joseph, Missouri 64507

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