Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN


Charles G. "Charlie" Buffaloe

November 13, 1935May 13, 2020

Charles G. Buffaloe (Charlie), 84 of Lakeland, TN passed away on May 13, 2020 at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville. Charles was born in Jackson, TN to Fred L. Buffaloe, Sr. and Naomi Barker Buffaloe. He graduated from Jackson North Side High School where he played baseball and basketball and attended West Tennessee Business College. He served in the Tennessee National Guard. Charles retired from Fleming, Inc. (formerly Malone & Hyde Drug Distributor). He loved sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and Memphis Tiger football. He enjoyed coaching youth baseball in the Parkway Village League and the East Memphis Tigers and was a former member of the Highland Hundred. As an active member of Bellevue Baptist Church, he served as an usher and was also on the Security Committee. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Charles is survived by his wife, Jane Brooks Buffaloe, 4 children Leah McCraw (Gary), Becky Zummach (Martin), Russ Buffaloe (Sandra) and Jeff Buffaloe (Michelle); 7 grandchildren Lauren McCraw, Chris McCraw, Corey Buffaloe (Amber), Ryan Buffaloe (Megan), Caroline Zummach, Luke Buffaloe and Grant Buffaloe and 2 great grandchildren Liam and Mia Buffaloe.

Friends are welcome to join us for graveside services to be held on Monday, May 18 at Memphis Funeral Home, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Memphis Union Mission.


  • Fred L. Buffaloe, Sr. and Naomi Barker Buffaloe, Parents (deceased)
  • Three (3), Sisters (deceased)
  • Two (2), Brothers (deceased)
  • Jane Brooks Buffaloe, Wife
  • Leah McCraw (Gary), Child
  • Becky Zummach (Martin), Child
  • Russ Buffaloe (Sandra), Child
  • Jeff Buffaloe (Michelle), Child
  • Lauren McCraw, Grandchild
  • Chris McCraw, Grandchild
  • Corey Buffaloe (Amber), Grandchild
  • Ryan Buffaloe (Megan), Grandchild
  • Caroline Zummach, Grandchild
  • Luke Buffaloe, Grandchild
  • Grant Buffaloe, Grandchild
  • Liam Buffaloe, Great Grandchild
  • Mia Buffaloe, Great Grandchild

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020


Charles G. "Charlie" Buffaloe

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David & Roselyn Thomas

May 17, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about his passing and the loss to your family. Mr. Buffalo was always a kind neighbor with a friendly wave that brightened up our cove. He will be missed . The Thomas Family May ,17 2020

Shelly (Skelton) Lewis

May 16, 2020

When I was a child and visited uncle Charles and aunt Jane for the first time in Memphis, he brought home this huge can of potato chips from wherever he worked at the time. I’d never seen chips in a can before! I just remember the smile on his face as he handed me that huge can of potato chips and I thought he was the best person I had ever met in my entire life. He was so kind and so funny and I instantly loved him (and not just because of the potato chips!)

Ricky Totty

May 15, 2020

Im sorry to hear about your loss. Yalls dad had been on my mind lately


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