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Buzzan Jr., Murrel W.

Buzzan Jr., Murrel W.

May 31, 1947 — November 21, 2020

Murrel William "Buzz" Buzzan, Jr., 73, of Branson West, MO, and formerly of the Kansas City Northland, passed away November 21, 2020, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO.

Buzz was born May 31, 1947 in Helena, Arkansas, one of three children of Murrel William and Margaret (Wilson) Buzzan. His parents preceded him in death as well as nephews, Jeffrey Michael McKinney and Larry Michael Hobbs Jr. Buzz was united in marriage to Freida Marie Fox on December 6, 1966. He served in the U.S. Army and fought for his country in the Vietnam War. He served from 1966 until receiving honorable discharge on June 27, 1969. Buzz worked for Norfolk and Western Railroad for 10 years, after which he spent most of his working life as an over-the-road truck driver. Once retired he and his wife moved to south Missouri at Kimberling City and later Branson West.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Freida, of the home; sisters, Carrol McKinney (Dennis) of Alpine, CO and Mary Meyers (Ron) of Broken Arrow, OK; as well as our beloved nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.

Buzz will lie in state from 11-11:30 am Tuesday, December 1, immediately followed by services with military honors on the front lawn of Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Because the service will take place outside, please dress appropriately for the temperature and wear a mask. Private committal services to follow at 1:30 pm at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Folds of Honor or Wounded Warrior Project.

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Buzz will lie in state from 11-11:30 am Tuesday, December 1, immediately followed by services with military honors on the front lawn of Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Because the service will take place outside, please dress appropriately for the temperature and wear a mask. Private committal services to follow at 1:30 pm at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Folds of Honor or Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Buzzan Jr., Murrel W.'s Guestbook

Buzz and I had 1st and 2nd grade at the grade school that’s now Oakview, behind Margaritas. I hadn’t seen him since then, tho we both went to NKC HE was so much fun. If I could go back in time I would look him up and talk about those two years I’m sorry for your loss. Wish I’d known him grown up!

Elaine Landes Flannery

Freida, we our praying that God will comfort you during this time. My family and Buzz's family grew up together and especially enjoyed water sports together. Such wonderful memories. During the last few years when in Branson, we reconnected and also had the pleasure of meeting and enjoying your company. I rejoice knowing that this is not the end, but heaven awaits. However, I also know it will not be easy as we must go on in this world. I will be praying and want you to know we love you in Christ Jesus our Lord.

LAWANNA MOSS

We were so sorry to hear that Buzz has passed on. We always enjoyed chatting with him as he tinkered in his garage. We will remember him as a kind man with a strong spirit. Our prayers are with you .

Dave and Sandy Mathews

So very sorry to hear about Buzz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rebecca Johns

We think of Buzz's kindness and caring for animals ~ a special cat and treats for a puppy...his amazing collection of rocks and geodes...his love for fishing...his patriot spirit...his incredible ability to withstand pain...his steadfast love for you, Freida. May you & your family find comfort and strength in God's promises. Hugs & Prayers

Peg & Paul Skinner

Will be thinking of you, Freida❤️

Kathy Flemmons

We grew up together in Gashland, going to the same schools and church. I have many memories of Buzz. I enjoyed seeing and talking with him in Branson. My prayers for Freida and the family is that we remember God's promise to believers that we will see each other in Heaven. In Christ love-Jerry

JERRY MOSS

Thank you for your service to our country. We send our prayers to your family.

Jerry and Carol Lawson

So sorry to hear about Buzz passing on. He is one of the great ones. We shared many a night, telling stories to pass the time. I’m sending you a virtual trucker hug Freida. Wish I could give you one in person. Mike

Mike Kimball (Guardrail)

Freida, I’m so sorry about Buzz’s passing. I do so wish I could be there and give you a big hug. Love you and miss you.

Peggy Srader

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