So sorry Buford don't know why the good die so young and people like me keep on going. My two brothers died at 61 and 73, both had everything one could want. Fred Preston, February 25, 2021 Buford was the best. I have such fond memories of him. Back when I was working with Jean and Buford he was such a pleasure to be around, always upbeat, honest and sincere. I'm terribly sorry for your loss, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. With gratitude to have known such a good person, Sally Sally Darnall, January 28, 2021 Jean, I was so sadden to hear the news of Buford. It has been a long, long time since we've seen each other, but remember our brief time working together at Comp Systems~QS/1. My first husband passed away several years ago, and one of the comforts I have is that this is only a temporary separation and we will see each other again in heaven. This will be the same will be for you and Buford too. I'm praying you will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit surrounding you and your children in the days ahead. Beth (Brunstad) Vagle, January 25, 2021 You are in our prayers and thoughts. Buford is a great man and will be missed. God Bless! Holly ODonnell, January 25, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I really enjoyed working with you over the many years. You can rest assure you made this world a better place. Please look after my only son up there with you. Thank you for everything and we will miss you. David LaVecchia, January 25, 2021 My heart is saddened learning of the passing of Bufford. I first met Bufford as a young girl of either 5, 6, or 7, when his family came to visit mine. I instantly took to him as we played together. In fact, we had a pretend wedding - minus the kiss. My parents soon divorced, which too my life in a different direction, and sadly we did not remain in touch. Now, as I watch Bufford’s Celebration of Life, I realize our earthly world has lost a wonderful, Godly man who has made such a positive impact on all those who knew him and all those who came in contact with him. Datha Dotson, January 24, 2021 Thanks for the laughs and the memories for over 30 years! You were definitely unforgettable and one of a kind and the truest friend to all. Glad to have been two of those friends. Charlee and Rodger Garbs, January 23, 2021 I was a customer of Buford's for over 20-years and I enjoyed working with him very much. He is one of the few stand-up men with strong character who "walked the talk". He leaves some big shoes to fill. Buford will be dearly missed.
James Cary, January 23, 2021 Dear Buford and Melissa, We are praying that God will sustain you and your dear family with His compassion, hope, peace and love. We have fervently been praying for all of you. In Christ, Tyrrel & Alicia Tyrrel & Alicia Grohman, January 23, 2021 I am just so sorry for your loss — you are on my heart and in my prayers Sincerely, Carol Moore Carol Moore, January 23, 2021 Buford and Melissa, My heart is heavy. I am so, so sorry for your loss of Buford, Jr. I had just met Buford maybe 2 or 3 times. But, I have read his obituary and most of these entries in this online Guest Book. What a wonderful legacy Buford leaves to all of you!! And, what marvelous parents you are, you raised an incredible son, can see reflection of you both in all of these tributes to Buford, Jr. Was a very moving and special funeral service, too. God Bless You, and all of your family, during these sad days. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy, Ina Jane Ina Jane Thames, January 23, 2021 To know Buford was to love him. How blessed we were that he touched our lives Prayers to the entire Abeldt family
Ron Jencopale, January 22, 2021 My sincere condolences to the Abeldt family. Buford was a wonderful coworker and friend. He was always so warm and so kind. We are going to miss him tremendously. Chelsea Grail, January 22, 2021 I do not have words, but am stunned and heartbroken. My thoughts and prayers are for the family. Buford was a great man and will be missed! Johnny Snyder, January 22, 2021 Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Diane and Ed Bush, January 22, 2021 Beautiful celebration of Buford’s life today. His friend’s stories were so good to hear as was the laughter in remembering him. The words of hope and encouragement for his family and friends were a blessing. Jean, Grace and Ben, May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face turn towards you and be gracious to you and give you peace today and going forward. Love and prayers. Amy Stewardson, January 22, 2021 Jean - I am so very sorry for your loss. The service for Buford was amazing. I laughed and cried throughout. In the short time I've known you and Buford, I could absolutely see how special he was and that he was God's servant. I pray for peace and strength for you and Grace and Ben. I know Buford has started the party in heaven, and I pray that you all will be lifted up by the Holy Spirit. God bless you and keep you all as only He can do. "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift his countenance upon you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26) This is my prayer for you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Norma Cady, January 22, 2021 This was a beautiful, touching service for a very special young man. May God bless you and keep, you as a loving family with Buford Jr. always in your hearts.
Martha and George Chandler, January 22, 2021 Oh what a beautiful service. I was so touched by the love and the humor that was like the life of Buford. Love you all and hugs to each and every one of you. Yulanda and Ronnie Chunn, January 22, 2021 Y’all are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. We are so sorry for your loss. Buford is an amazing man. Hope you know what a blessing y’all are and have been for our family. Serving Bailadora dinners just isn’t the same without y’all The Floyd Family, January 22, 2021 We’ll miss you Clint byrum, January 22, 2021 Our prayers are with you. May our Lord above bless you. Ted & Charlene Lankford , January 22, 2021 I’ve been praying and thinking about Buford, and his wonderful family... Jean, Grace, and Ben over the past few days since his passing. Buford was the friendliest, and most heart warming human being you could ever be around. He will be missed by me. Eric Hall, January 22, 2021 I just wanted to send my condolences to the family. I worked with Buford on the Integra side of our products in Washington. I wanted to let you know that I always enjoyed talking with him and was thinking about your family through this. Michelle Damrill , January 22, 2021 We share your grief and are thinking about you. Raymond & Carolin Sanders, January 22, 2021 Our thoughts are with you. Belinda Simms and Jesse, January 22, 2021 We are so deeply sorry for your loss. May the love of God give you peace , and comfort now , and forever . Harlan, and Lori Faircloth , January 22, 2021 So sorry for your loss Buford, Melissa and family. Such a fun, friendly, joyful guy - a wonderful example for all. Prayers of peace for you. Kent Faver, January 22, 2021 My heart aches for the entire Abeldt family. I am grateful that I ran into Buford at DFW airport a little over a year ago and was able to catch up. Not surprisingly, we laughed a lot. His positive spirit and sense of humor will live on in many others. Sincerest prayers for comfort during this most difficult time. Kyle Winger, January 22, 2021 Oh Jean, my heart has been broken for you, Grace, and Ben since I heard this news. I did not know Buford well, but I do remember that he was smiling whenever I saw him and he was always so kind. I believe his bright spirit will remain with you and your family always, and I pray he is able to bring you comfort and peace. Jannine Neely, January 22, 2021 I cannot think of a better human being than Buford Abeldt! Personally, he taught me how to be a great friend and always had a fun fact to share or a joke. I will always treasure his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers go to Jean, Grace and Ben. We love you and we are here for you! Brian, Jill, Garrett & Hailey Smith, January 21, 2021 At a time when we need more people like Buford...we have lost him...but only temporarily. There will be the day when we all gather in heaven and we will celebrate eternity with him. Our hearts go out to Jean, Grace, and Ben. Know that he was dearly loved and so are you. I will certainly miss hanging with him at baseball games, doing schtick with him and enjoying a good laugh. No more struggles, Buford. Rest easy my friend. Dennis and Barbara Johnson, January 21, 2021 I am deeply saddened to hear of Buford's death. I will always appreciate his friendship and long-time support of TPA. May our compassionate God provide strength to his family to deal with such a loss. And may his smile and personality provide a great memory of a good and thoughtful man. Rest in Peace, Buford! Joe DaSilva, January 21, 2021 Jean, Grace, and Ben, We are deeply saddened to hear this news. In speaking with Buford through the years it was clear that there was much to be admired about him, especially his loyalty. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be near to your heart. Chad and Jennifer Polk, January 21, 2021 My condolences to your family. May God be with you in your time of need. yulonda m richard, January 21, 2021 Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Abeldt Family. My son, Cannon and I, first met Buford at a baseball field in Frisco, when Cannon and Ben were both 7th graders. The boys played on the same team for a weekend tournament. Even though that was the only time the guys actually played ball on the same team, we would consistently bump in to Ben, Buford and family at various tournaments around the North Texas region. Buford was always super kind and extremely easy to talk to. There was never a time when he and I would bump in to one another, where he wouldn't have the nicest things to say to me about my son, Cannon. Buford, (and you too Ben) made a lasting impression on us and his kindness and warm, genuine personality won't be forgotten. We know he'll be rooting all the boys on from his Heavenly perch as they move forward with not only their baseball playing careers, but in their lives in general as well. He will surely be missed. Rest in peace kind sir... Abeldt Family, you're in our thoughts and prayers. Derek Green Frisco, TX. Derek Green and Cannon Green, January 21, 2021 Words cannot describe how sorry we are about Buford Jr. He was such a wonderful person, always cheerful, smiling and laughing but able to get business done when needed. He taught me a lot over all the years of knowing him. He was a great friend and he will be missed dearly. You all will be in our prayers and we pray that your memories of him will comfort you. Albert & Kathy Brazzel, January 21, 2021 This is such sad news - Buford was such a caring and compassionate man, he made me laugh every time I saw him. My condolences to the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May Buford Rest in Peace in the loving comfort of the Lord! Bob Bob Merlo, January 21, 2021 It is such a sad, sad time. BUT WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN, WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING IT WILL BE! Our love to all of you. Sarah and Joe Murray Sarah and Joe Murray, January 21, 2021 Our deepest sympathy is with you during this difficult time. Please know we are all thinking of you and your family. The Physician's at The Heart Institute of East Texas The Physician at The Heart Institute of East Texas, January 21, 2021 I had only met with Buford a couple of times in person, and a number of times through email at QS/1, but I always enjoyed our interactions. Buford was truly a good man and it broke my heart to hear of his passing from the virus. Offering prayers for the family and blessings as you work through this difficult time. Buford will be missed. Benjamin Remick, January 21, 2021 We are so sorry for your loss. Buford was such a kind soul when we were all next door neighbors. Always eager to carry on a conversation or help with a project I was working on outside. I remember him most as a family man who absolutely loved having children and being a father. May God bless you and keep you, along with Grace and Ben. Take care and may the Lord wrap His arms around you and your family during this time. Morris and Heidi Barrier, January 21, 2021 Thoughts and Prayers for Buford's family. Buford will be greatly missed. He was a true friend and gentleman. Shocking and very sad news. He made the world a better place. John Davidson, January 21, 2021 Thoughts and Prayers for Buford's family. Buford was a great friend and true gentleman. Many wonderful memories from back in high school and college. John Davidson, January 21, 2021 No words, to describe the loss of such a fine young man. I loved seeing Buford Jr at pharmacy conferences. He brightened the dullest of meetings! My deepest sympathies to this most precious family. Prayers with love and for God to comfort and give peace to each one of you. Dorinda Martin, January 21, 2021 Our prayer are with you. Tom & Mary Duncan, Jo Ann O'Neill, Gayle Saxton, Nancy Hurst, P.J. & Doug Collins, Sharon Harper, Marisella Orta, Jacob & Sara Sapp, Anita Wilson, Angela Wells & Virginia Luce. East Texas Eye Associates, January 21, 2021 May you find comfort and peace in sweet stories about a wonderful life well lived. We pray for strength for all of the family and friends. Love from Lufkin Cissy and Bob McCaroll, January 21, 2021 Words cannot express the shock and heartbreaking sorrow we felt when we heard this tragic news of Buford passing. Such fond memories of him.... happy, kind, caring, and always had a big smile. Praying for you and your family for strength and comfort and will continue to lift you for years to come Nancy and Mike Yarbrough
Nancy and Mike yarbrough, January 21, 2021 Jean, Grace and Ben, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are continually in my thoughts and prayers. I am so blessed to have had Buford in my life as a wonderful friend and terrific coworker. He clearly impacted the lives of so many, including mine, and I am grateful for having the privilege to call him my friend. When we get to Heaven, we will see Buford and I bet he will gladly show us around. Brian Sullivan, January 21, 2021 We are praying for all of you as you grieve and remember. We are so saddened and heart broken for you. We love you! Cary, Gayle, Guyler, & Grayson Sims, January 20, 2021 We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ford was such a good man. We enjoyed watching him grow up to be a wonderful son, father and husband. Our sincere condolences. Mike and Pat Mike and Pat Sabo, January 20, 2021 What a loss! I am shocked. Buford was a pleasant and helpful person. Each time he stopped by, he found solution to one thing or the other including helping to locate and bring a POS machine from Beaumont TX, when I needed one badly. You will be greatly missed. God Almighty give your family the firtitude to bear this loss, in Jesus name. Amen. Nick Odiase, January 20, 2021 Buford, Melissa, and family, We cannot begin to imagine the depth of your grief, but we can smile with fondness as we remember good times when our kids were in Youth group together, and in our sadness now, we will continue to lift you up to the One who truly understands. Love and prayers, Donna and Tom Willis Donna and Tom Willis, January 20, 2021 I had the privilege and pleasure of working, playing golf, and just hanging out with Buford. He was one of the most caring and smart person I have ever known. He cared so much for QS/1 and his QS/1 customers. He was a great part of the QS/1 success. I will remember him each time I play golf. I have the HP Byron Nelson championship 2009 golf towel attached to my golf bag. Buford bought the towel for me when I had the pleasure of visiting some of his QS/1 customers, including his Dad. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. John Frady, January 20, 2021 I met Buford as a longtime Q/S1 customer. He was honest, hardworking, and loved his family. He gave me great comfort when my wife passed a few months ago. Buford always knew the answer to all my questions. I affectionately called him the Answer Man. He always laughed. One day he and I will reconnect and decipher some rune stones. Buzz Jensen OU Health Services (Retired), January 20, 2021 The world has lost a beautiful soul. What a wonderful person Buford was and I consider myself blessed to have know him. He was our pharmacy software sales representative and became a good friend through the years. A group of pharmacists would meet at an annual conference and Buford was always there representing his company. Oh, the laughs we all had together. I will miss his laugh, and more importantly, his friendship. I am so glad my husband and I were able to meet him for lunch in December 2019. At that lunch I remember him talking about his kids with such love and pride. Buford was truly one of a kind and will be missed so much. Rest in peace, dear friend. Our lives were blessed to have had you in it.
Andrea and Randy Drake, January 19, 2021 I have known Buford since the early 90's through QS/1. I thoroughly enjoyed his company when I was around him. We would pull practical jokes on one another over the years. He was definitely one of a kind. I will sorely miss him, and wish God's blessing on his family. Glenn Rebber, January 19, 2021 Buford and Melissa, We are so sorry to hear of the death of your son. I just cannot imagine what you are going through. We do know that GOD has a purpose in all things, but it is hard for us to see it. We are praying for you. Homer and Toni McCall Homer and Toni McCall, January 19, 2021 So saddened to hear of the loss of such a sweet man. I grew up with Buford and was lucky enough to keep in touch over the years through the pharmacy industry. He was always a friendly soul I looked forward to seeing. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family. Wendy (Burris) Faldet, January 19, 2021 Jean, Grace, and Ben, We are so sorry for your loss. These are such difficult times and seems just so unfair who and which families are effected by this terrible virus. I you and the kids will find the strength to get you through this very trying time. Schwarz Family Andrew & Katerine Schwarz, January 19, 2021 Jean - We are so sorry to hear of Buford's passing. Buford was a true gentleman and loving soul. We extend our sincerest sympathy and heartfelt prayers for peace though the days and weeks to come. Lori and Dick Stevens Lori Stevens, January 19, 2021 Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. May God's grace comfort. ~Wes and Connie Welch Connie Welch, January 19, 2021 Jean, we are sad to hear of Buford's passing. Your description of the kind of friend he was is spot on. We knew Buford as 20 somethings in Lufkin and had lots of great times together. We are praying for you, Grace, Ben and the rest of the Abeldt family during this difficult time. Scott & Stacy Mitchell, January 19, 2021 Jean, Grace, and Ben, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Susan and Kaci Coburn, January 19, 2021 Jean, Grace and Ben, We have been praying for you guys. Buford was one of a kind and grew on our hearts quickly. He will be missed greatly. We have been thinking and hoping for peace and guidance during this difficult time. Our hearts are so heavy. While heaven gained an incredible angel, we lost a great friend here. He will forever be missed. We love you all and there is nothing too big or too small, if you all need anything The Jones Family would love to help in anyway possible. Tim, Kim, Jayson and Jordan Jones, January 19, 2021 We were in church together when we were young First Baptist Lufkin Texas He was a great guy. Very sorry Praying for the family Lance Redd, January 19, 2021 Very sorry for your lose Praying for the fsmily Nathan and Crystal Gann, January 19, 2021 Deep sorrow and love we feel for the Abeldt family. Praying for you. Tom and Vicki Gann, January 19, 2021 Jean, Grace and Ben - We are so sorry to hear of Buford's passing. Our prayers are with your entire family. Jim, Shawnda & Liberty Davis, January 19, 2021 Buford was a friend and coworker of mine for many years. Very lucky to have known him for as long as I did. He will be missed, but never forgotten. To the family, my prayers go out to you all. Sorry for your loss. Buford loved his family, and I am sure he was loved by you all as well. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Michael Michael Ziegler, January 19, 2021 I know I thought the world of Buford and his useless facts, stories and always an angle. He was funny, warmhearted and overall a phenomenal human being. Mr. Positivity! I know I will miss the conversations, joking, ribbing and even the serious discussions that we had over the years. I know many of you have had much longer to appreciate Buford at RedSail than I have and appreciate him I did! I was honored to call him friend!
Jerilyn & Jack Opoien, January 19, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. Buford will always be remembered for his friendliness and kindness. I am praying for Jean, Grace and Ben. Lisa Taylor, January 19, 2021 Buford was such a kind, loving, and caring gentleman for all of us who have been blessed to know him. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of his life. Sheri Barberee-Taylor, January 19, 2021 I was heartbroken to hear of Buford's passing. What a genuine friend he was to everyone. He had a way of making you feel tremendously special and valued. I am praying for his sweet parents and family to be comforted. Lori Haley Bisson, January 19, 2021 Grace, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I've only met you once, but I'm so sure he was proud of the kind and beautiful woman you are. I pray God comforts you and your family. We are praying for you all. Lauren & Mike Goode Lauren and Mike Goode, January 19, 2021 Buford was always the nicest guy in the room. Fond memories of you dear friend. I am praying for your family. Jennifer Hughes, January 19, 2021 Buford was truly an unforgettable person who always made you smile -- no matter what! I always respected him greatly. Sending my love and deepest condolences to his entire family. Randy Futch, January 19, 2021 Lots of childhood memories. You will be truly missed. Brent Dillard, January 19, 2021 My condolences go out to Buford Jr's family. I will always remember growing up next door to Buford and his siblings. We spent many days playing football, baseball, kickball and whatever other games we could come up with. I will always remember the good times with him!