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5/25/2019 1:07:00 PM
Johnny Dowd Buff
September 14, 1943 - May 24, 2019

NEWTON, N.C. - Johnny Dowd Buff, age 75, of Newton passed away on May 24, 2019 at his home.

Johnny was born September 14, 1943 in Harford County, Md. to the late Harley and Charlene Hollar Buff. He was a lifelong member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church MS.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Buff.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Judy Cooper Buff of the home; two sons Jeffrey Buff and wife Jill of Winston Salem and Jonathan Buff and wife Cindy of Waxhaw; four grandchildren Ian, Sarah, Ella and Maddy; sister Jeanette Allred and Harold Dyson of Winston Salem; two brothers Jerry Buff and wife Marie of Richmond, Va. and Rick Buff and wife Tammy of Hickory; sister-in-law Cathy Osborne and husband Marshall of Greensboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephens Lutheran Church MS in Hickory with Pastors David Guelzow and David Ziehr officiating.

Inurnment will be in the church columbarium.

The family will receive friends prior to the service Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to: St. Stephens Lutheran Church MS, 2304 Springs Rd NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.

Visit to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory of Newton, N.C. is serving the Buff family.

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