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12/05/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Chuck Buffington

Charles W. Buffington, III
(17 Nov 1943 - 03 Dec 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad news today.  
   Chuck Buffington of Poquoson, Class of 1962, brother of the late Patty Buffington Arnett, passed away on Thursday, December 03, 2015, at the age of 72.

From the Daily Press - 12/05/15:

                    Charles W. Buffington, III


POQUOSON - Charles W. "Chuck" Buffington III, 72, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015.

He retired in 2008 as a Detective Sergeant from the Poquoson Police Department after 28 years of service.

Chuck was active in ASAP, serving as President and on the Board of Directors. He received numerous awards for his police service, and was elected to the National Police Hall of Fame.

He coached women's softball teams, enjoyed working in his yard and going camping, and loved holiday family gatherings.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Ernestine and Charles Buffington Jr.; sister, Patty Buffington Arnett; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Machen White George.


Chuck Buffington

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Judy; sons, Bryan Douglas Rose and wife Karen, and David Scott Cole; grandchildren, Jessica Harper, Shannan McMullen, Jason Cole, and Elise Cole; great-grandchildren, Dhalia McMullen, Joseph Harper, and Leighann Harper; niece, Sherry; great-niece, Kimberly; great-nephew, Timmy; great-great-nephews, Chuckie, Blake, and Will; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A Celebration of Chuck's life will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2:00 PM, at Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson, by Pastor Dan Cromer. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to the , 4669 South Blvd., Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452.

Published in Daily Press from December 4 to December 5, 2015.   

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December 04, 2015


I'm so sorry to hear about Chuck. I was on my way to visit him in his room when I was told he had passed away. I'm so happy I ran into y'all the other day and had an opportunity to say hello to both of you.

~ Charlene Miller, Yorktown, Virginia

December 04, 2015

Chuck was a good buddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Wayne Murray, Venice, Florida

December 04, 2015

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin
So sorry to hear about Butch. I remember all the fun times when our boys Randy Hansen and yours played hockey. We all had fun on the trips and Butch will be greatly missed by all

- Susan Hansen-Welch, Sulphur Springs

December 05, 2015

So sorry to hear this. I have many fond memories of him joking with me in dispatch. Sweet, sweet man.

~ Christina Backus, Poquoson, Virginia


December 05, 2015

To you, Buff, Thanks for all of the good times and memories. Proud to have served with you.
To Chuck's family, I worked with Chuck for many years, he was and is a friend who will be sorely missed. May God bless all of you in this tough time.

~ Norman Varner, Hampton P.D.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Chuck's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

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