OBITUARIO

Mr. Kim Donald Buehler

15 abril , 193910 agosto , 2013

Mr. Kim Donald Buehler, affectionately known to family and friends as "Smurf", age 74, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Buehler was born in Knoxville, TN, and grew up in Fountain City where he was a member of the 1957 graduating class of Central High School. Kim was a member of the United States Navy, Airborne Electronic Countermeasures Specialist. During the Vietnam War, he proudly flew the DEW Line - Defense Early Warning. Following his military service, Mr. Buehler attended Eastern Tennessee State graduating with a BS in Industrial Technology. He also had degrees from Chattanooga State in Mechanical Engineering and Information Systems. He worked for a number of years as a service writer at Standefer Datsun, retiring from Copeland Inc as a CADCAM Designer. Mr. Buehler's passion and hobby was working in his personal machine shop doing metal fabrication for racing cars and specialty parts; and building high performance engines for sports cars. Over the years, he crewed for various race teams. Mr. Buehler was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Evelyn Buehler of Knoxville. Mr. Buehler is survived by his daughter Kimberly B Ford and grandson, Colin Ford, of Encino, Calif; his longtime girlfriend Faith B Smith of Sale Creek, TN; his sister Barbie Standefer; nephew Alan Standefer (Julie); niece Ellen McOmie (Mark); great-nieces Alli Standefer and Claire McOmie, great-nephew Jackson Standefer; and a wealth of treasured friends. Graveside service and interment will be Friday morning at 11:00am, August 16, 2013 at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, TN. The family will return to Chattanooga for visitation at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, Chattanooga, TN, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. that evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Buz Standefer Lung Center c/o Memorial Hospital Foundation, 2525 DeSales Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404 or the American Lung Association of Tennessee, 1466 Riverside Dr, Suite D, Chattanooga, TN 37406. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.

Servicios

  • Graveside Service

    viernes, 16 agosto , 2013

  • Visitation

    viernes, 16 agosto , 2013

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Kim Ford

16 agosto , 2013

John 14:1-4
John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

You are now reunited with grandmother and grandfather and pain free. Love Kim and Colin

Buzz Merchlewitz

15 agosto , 2013

So long 'ol buddy. Thanks for everything. PP

Hilary Stephenson

14 agosto , 2013

My deepest condolences to Barbie and the rest of Kim's family and close friends. I haven't seen him in years, but played many a happy game of canasta and kick-the-can with him and other neighborhood children while we were growing up. I'm so glad that he was surrounded by those who loved him at the end--lovely.

luke floyd

14 agosto , 2013

I will always remember Kim for his great personality and wit.

Jim Walker

14 agosto , 2013

God speed old friend.May the Lord have mercy on your soul.

12 agosto , 2013

We regret not having visited Kim recently and realize how important it is to take time while we can. We have many fond memories of Kim and will miss him calling Norma his Filipino girlfriend. We will remember his dry humor and how happy he always made us feel whenever we were together.
Pete and Norma Peterson
Lillian, Alabama

Brad Griffey

12 agosto , 2013

Kim was a great friend and I will miss him very much. It was an honor to hold his hand as he passed from this world, but a greater honor to be his friend. We shared many memories all the way back to Douglass Engine Builders, where I first met Kim. He was much older, but we became friends over the years and I am blessed to call him a friend. He has been on my mind so much lately. It was hard to see him in his weakened state; but at least I had one last chance to share memories with him Wednesday night before he died. I have heard many say that many terminally ill people will all of a sudden appear well enough to sit up, talk, eat, laugh...and I was blessed to be a part of that experience on Wednesday. Unfortunately he became very ill Thursday and I was never able to carry on another conversation before he died. But at least I had my memories, my wonderful Wednesday evening and I was there when he took his last weakened breath. My heart is full and my cup runneth over...I know that he is no longer in pain or short of breath. I will miss you my friend, but will never forget you. Pam and I (or as you called her- Pamster) love you and will keep all of your family and friends in
our prayers...REST IN PEACE.

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