nancy and dad
John H Buie
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 13, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Gainsville, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 19, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Columbus, Georgia, United States
Let the memory of John be with us forever

Memorial celebrate for John H Buie's will be held on August 22, 2015. The celebration will be held at Sand and Sea starting at 5:30 pm, which is the house with the large deck overlooking beach 87.... we would like to be able to share the sunset with family and friends in honor of Jack."

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Buie, 83, born on April 13, 1932 and passed away on July 19, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Beth Aden on 19th July 2016

"Dear Dad,
It seems a life time ago when we'd have our morning conversation or you told me a story that I now wish I had written down or gave me one of your big hugs. Yet I can't believe that you've been gone a year. We all miss you and mom so much and wish you were here to see all that happened this last year. Garrick got married and I wish you were there to dance the lawnmower with Aubrey and Britta. Our house finally got finished and we love it to pieces but I can guarantee that it would be ever better if you had been here to watch over its construction. I know we would be able to enjoy the beach house more if you and mom were with us. Ken and I will be grandparents soon! Can you believe it!? There are so many things you missed this year, so many times we have all wanted your advice or opinion or your presence or your hugs. I just want you to know that all of us hold you and mom in our hearts and we always will. We miss you so much and will always love and remember you always, Beth

"Grief never ends but it changes. It's a passage not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith... it is the price of love."

Author Unkonwn"

This tribute was added by Kris Keating on 13th April 2016

"I think about you all the time Jack.  You are greatly missed and I wish you a happy birthday today.  Fixing things around the farm is just not the same without you.  I see you all the time in the things we used to do and I know that you loved the farm as much as we all do.  I miss giving you hugs at the end of the day after a day of work."

This tribute was added by Robbie Pleasant on 22nd August 2015

"Even as a child, I knew from the time I met Jack how special he was because Bobbie liked him and that was good enough for me!  His ready smiles for everyone, even for us little nieces who bugged him constantly, will always be remembered.  I'm thinking of Jack today and all of you gathered at Panama City.  I will be toasting Jack from North Carolina but with all of you in spirit!  Here's to you, Jack!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Davis on 16th August 2015

"I always remember jack' s smile and the stories he shared when we came to take lessons from you nancy. He was a special person and always brought a smile to  whoever was near. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom at this time."

This tribute was added by Ken Aden-Buie on 14th August 2015

"I have waited longer than I should have to post my memorial for my father.  I really did think if I waited a little bit, it would be easier.  Guess I was wrong.  Right now, I don't think it will ever get easier, but I know in my heart it will.  I want to thank my wife, Beth, not only for setting up this website, but for being the rock that holds us all together in this time of loss with her selfless love and caring.  For myself, I couldn't have gotten through it without her.  Dad would be proud of you.

My father was a very important influence in my life, whether he realized it fully or not.  I loved him for who and what he was, no exceptions.  He was loved by all who knew him, and that is no small feat.  He taught me so many things growing up that I carry with me to this day.  He taught me a love for fishing that has never left me.  He taught me how to love boating safely and how to water ski, and I hope my family appreciates Jack's contribution to my development in this.  He taught me how to be a leader, deep down inside, that I feel is one of the most important things he passed to me growing up.  He taught me it wasn't a good idea to try and catch alligators with bacon on a fishing pole, and I am relieved to say I have never tried that one.  He taught me to shoot his rifle in case we ever had issues with the snakes while fishing off the levy in Louisiana.  Sorry Mom, you might not have known about that one.  He taught me his love of story-telling, though I may have cut a corner or two with my own kids on that one.  Sorry guys.

I am proud you were my father, and eternally grateful I had more time with you these past few years than life afforded me while raising my own family.  While I was always your #2 son my entire life (which was never meant the way it sounded), you were always my #1 Dad."

This tribute was added by Kevin Waldeck on 5th August 2015

"Come here Missouri, that is how a lot of our conversations started, I want to show you something.
OR. Kevin, you can try it that way but this is the correct way.
Jack and I spent a lot of time together, he was a  very gentle  man and had a lot of patients with me. Wanting me to learn.
He  wanted to do a project together ANY PROJECT.
He love to come out when wives were out of town and sit all day on the swing. 1/4 of the time hitting a tennis ball for the dogs. 1/4 time looking over the lake and horses and 1/2 the time sleeping.
We even plotted getting Fried Chicken cooked for us.
He welcomed me into the family 9 years ago and treated me from day 1 as if I had always been in his life.
He was a GREAT MAN. I do miss him BUT I also celebrate that I was part of his life and was a PROUD to be his Son-in-law,. or in my terms, They were the out laws.
I will carry his thought forever and  his dreams on.

I love you Jack"

This tribute was added by Barbara Every on 28th July 2015

"We are so fortunate that Jack became an important member of our extended family.  We always looked forward to seeing him--especially when he arrived with his "MONEY SOCK'.  We knew we were in for an interesting game of cards later in the day when he would try his "Gator Best" to take our money. His stories, smile and gentle teasing will be greatly missed.  He was the best!"

This tribute was added by Aubrey Aden-Buie on 27th July 2015

"The earliest memories I have of Paw Paw are of sitting on his lap while he told me stories. I will never forget the story about him catching an alligator with bacon on a fishing pole. I remember his woodworking studio and the time that he made me a mini baseball bat because I always wanted one. I kept it in my room all growing up. I remember him driving us around on the boat and teaching me how to waterski. He let me drive the boat when I was a kid and he always made me feel special and loved. I remember him teaching me how to fish. He put the worm on my hook one time and then he made me do it from then on, which I appreciate now more than ever. I remember how quickly he had an answer to every question. I couldn't always tell when he was being serious, but he always sounded convincing. I remember how much he loved Maw Maw's fried chicken and I have so many good memories of helping to make fried chicken and sneaking pieces of it before dinner with him. I remember playing card games and playing Pit. He loved to teach and to share and to talk, and I am so thankful for the time I spent with him. At Nancy's wedding he danced with me all night. I taught him how to do the lawnmower and the shopping cart and it still makes me smile to think of him doing those dances. He loved his family and that was always so clear to me. I remember how cool it was to watch him with my dad and to see the similarities and common traits that they shared. He was always smiling. Laughing. Showing me things and explaining things. I loved his suspenders and used to always want a pair just like them. There are so many memories that come back.
I still can't believe that Paw Paw is really gone from us. It feels like he should walk in any second, sit down next to us and start telling us about another adventure. I will always cherish the time I spent with him, but can't help but to wish for more. I love you paw paw. Thank you for being such a wonderful father to my father (and mother) and grandfather to me and my brother and sister. You are missed beyond words."

This tribute was added by Gail McSwain on 27th July 2015

"I met Jack when I was a little girl. I thought he was the handsomest man I had ever seen...except for Perry Como. I loved him immediately not just because he was handsome but because he was so special and nice even to the "little people" like me. He was and always be, in my heart, one of the best men I've ever known. Rest in peace Jack and God Bless you!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Blanchard on 27th July 2015

"Michael and I are so saddened to hear about Jack's death! We have so many wonderful memories of Jack, Bobbie and Jr. We always had so much fun! I know what a rock he was for your family and how much he will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Dena Wenzler on 25th July 2015

"Jack was just as relaxed and fatherly as was my dad.   He will be greatly missed by family and friends but God has a great boating buddy now."

This tribute was added by Kris Keating on 25th July 2015

"I am so blessed to have known Jack.  I am forever grateful that Kevin and Nancy bought the farm and that I got to spend quite a bit of time with Jack making repairs and minor fixes around the place.  He was a wonderful, kind and loving man who always made you smile.  I have many fond memories of the "chores" we used to do together and am forever grateful that I got to know him over the past year.  I will treasure those memories forever and I'm grateful that he loved my horse and had fun "fishing" with Cody.  My boy stole his fishing hat so many times and Jack never got angry.  He always had a smile and a hug for me and he will be missed very, very much."

This tribute was added by Mary Ann Rhoades on 24th July 2015

"Jack was such a wonderful person who loved his family dearly.  You could always count on him when you needed him.  We had some great times on Greers Ferry lake.  He will be missed greatly.  May you know that he left wonderful memories, and I can am honored and proud to have had him in my life."

This tribute was added by Jill McIntyre on 24th July 2015

"I have nothing but happy thoughts and fond memories of Jack! His warm smile and kind heart always made you feel better and his stories were the absolute best! He will truly be missed by all that knew him."

This tribute was added by Karen Koen on 24th July 2015

"Jack was a wonderful man with a huge heart.  He was quick with a smile and always had a joke or interesting story to tell.   He will be missed by all!"

This tribute was added by Beth Aden on 24th July 2015

"From the moment I married the love of my life, I got the sister I always wanted and a second mom and dad. Jack won me over from the first time I met him with his kindness and warmth. We shared many special memories including our love of finding great deals especially when they were free and in someone else's trash pile. I miss him so much and the world feels so empty without him. Jack worked hard his whole life, and most of the time he enjoyed his work. But when it came time to retire, Jack enjoyed his retirement tremendously because it gave him more time to do the things he loved like spending time with family, being at the beach, tinker in his garage, or hanging out on the farm. He was a dreamer and a storyteller, a fixer and a builder, a loving husband and a proud dad. During the last few years of his life, Jack had some medical issues that would have broken most people, but he worked hard to get through them and it never changed his love of life. There are so many lessons that Jack taught me, but this is the most profound, no matter what life brings you, life is a precious gift to be enjoyed and lived at its fullest. I love you dad, always!"

This tribute was added by Nancy waldeck on 23rd July 2015

"Memorial weekend to celebrate John H Buie's life will be held Panama City Beach Florida August 22, 2015. Details to follow, check this website for updates.

The celebration will be held at Sand and Sea starting at 5:30 pm, which is the house with the large deck overlooking beach 87.... we would like to be able to share the sunset with family and friends in honor of Jack."

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