OBITUARY

James Richard Buffington

April 28, 1934November 26, 2018
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James “Richard” Buffington, 84, of Chattanooga, TN went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2018. Richard was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area where he worked as a paper boy for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, served as stock boy for Home Stores, worked the soda fountain at Kingwood Drug Store, the accounting office at Peerless Mills and served as vice president at Chattanooga Federal Savings and Loan. In August of 1969 he founded Buffington Real Estate and for thirty seven years managed one of the most respected firms in the community. He was hardworking, smart and funny. He did so much for everyone else before thinking of himself. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Ernest and Lorena Buffington and brother Eugene Buffington. Survivors include his wife Nancy, daughters Karen Schwan (Steve) and Lori Maughon (Felton), Step-son Mike Nelson (Charlotte), grandchildren Nathan Schwan (Lauren), Stephanie Schwan, Jonathon Schwan, Joshua Maughon (Julie), Joseph Maughon, Courtney Edwards (Floyd), Dillon Nelson (Paige), great grandchildren Nevaeh Edwards and Maddux Nelson In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Wesleyan Church, 7725 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with M.C. Tolbert officiating. Family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at the funeral home and from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Please share your memories of Richard with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
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James Richard Buffington

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