Raymond Dowayne "Buzz, Junior, JR, Ray" Bussard, 89, of Guthrie, OK, left this life to join his Heavenly Father, February 26, 2017. Raymond was the only child of Raymond Joseph Bussard and Anna Mae (Miller) Bussard, born February 11, 1928 in Navina, Oklahoma.
He was a retired Air Force Tech Sergeant and retired U.S. Postal Service carrier for Edmond. He was a graduate of St. Gregory's in Shawnee and a lifelong Oklahoma Sooner football fan. Raymond was an avid golfer who proudly retired to live at Cedar Valley Golf Course. A member of the Catholic Church, he attended both St. Mary Catholic Church of Guthrie and St. Margaret Mary's of Crescent.
Raymond is preceded in death by his first wife, Dora Belle and infant son, both his parents, and his wife, Martha Annette of 52 years and grandson, Jeremy Moore.
He is survived by his three girls, Joyce Rae Moore and husband Dwayne, Judy Gail Albers and husband George, and Joan Teresa Roberts and husband Roddy. Raymond is also survived by grandchildren: Joshua, Millie, Zach, Michael, Benjamin, Miranda, Hannah, and Boone and 16 great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Smith Memorial Chapel in Guthrie. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M., March 3, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie. Services are under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday, 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Companion Hospice for their compassionate care.
Memorials in his name may be made to St. Margaret Mary Mission Church, P.O. Box 632, Crescent, OK 73028.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.smithgallo.com