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Buzzy Whitacre, Jr.
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Russell John “Buzzy” Whitacre, Jr., 71, of Gore, VA died on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at home with his loving family by his side.

Buzzy was born on May 5, 1947 in Winchester, VA, the son of the late Russell J. Whitacre, Sr. and Madge Patterson Whitacre. He worked in the shipping department at Rubbermaid for 37 years in Winchester and was previously a deputy Sheriff in Frederick County for 5 years. Buzzy was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church in Gore, VA, a lifetime member of the NRA and was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He had a love of gardening, hunting, tinkering around with small engines, but, most of all being with his family and his special furry buddy: Bo.

Buzzy married Phyllis Pugh Whitacre on September 19, 1970 in Gore, VA.

Surviving along with his wife of 47 years is a son: Kelly R. Whitacre and his wife Angela of Gore, VA; a daughter: Sara L. Jobe and her husband Ronnie of Clearbrook, VA; two brothers: Donald A. “Don” Whitacre; Robert G. “Bobby” Whitacre both of Gore, VA; four grandchildren: Triston Miller, Emma Lauck, Ethan and Tyler Whitacre.

He is preceded in death by a brother: James Whitacre; three sisters: Elsie Spaid, Eleanor Holliday and Janet Lucille Holliday.

A service to celebrate the life of Buzzy will be held at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge, WV on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11 AM. Officiating will be Pastor Kent Woodward and Pastor James Simmons. Inurnment will be privately held at a later date.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5-8PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gore Vol. Fire & Rescue, PO Box 146, Gore, VA 22637 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., #405, Winchester, VA 22601.

Special thanks to the Blue Ridge Hospice for their care given to the family.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory

2807 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Memorial Contribution

Gore Vol. Fire & Rerscue

PO Box 146
Gore, VA

Blue Ridge Hospice

333 W. Cork Street
Winchester, VA 22601

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