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McArthur "Jerry" Lee Buzzard Jr.

May 12, 1946 November 16, 2019
McArthur "Jerry" Lee Buzzard Jr.
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McArthur “Jerry” Lee Buzzard, Jr. of Hillsboro, WV passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Pocahontas Center in Marlinton. Jerry was born May 12, 1946 in Marlinton and was a son of the late McArthur Lee and Justine Blanchard Buzzard of Frost.

Jerry was a lifelong Christian, graduate from Marlinton High School, Class of 1964, attended Shepperd University and in 1969 received a degree in education. After college, he returned home and began his lifelong career as a teacher for Pocahontas County Board of Education in 1969 at Hillsboro School. He married Charleen (Hall) Buzzard and settled in Hillsboro to start a family. Jerry went on to receive his Master’s Degree and to teach at Marlinton Middle School until his retirement. He remained a substitute teacher for a number of years after.

Jerrry had a love of sports and a passion for football. After playing four ears of college football for shepherd University Rams, he returned home to Pocahontas County where he would coach many children in a wide variety of sports. He coached community teams but officially began coaching school sports in 1978 when he was head coach for both boys and girls basketball and football at Hillsboro Elementary Middle School in 1978. Jerry enjoyed coaching not only his three sons, but all Pocahontas County Youth, and continued to coach throughout his career. Although he was an enthusiast and coached many sports, his heart was with Pocahontas County High School Warrior Football where all three of his sons played and he coached alongside friend Delmas Barb form 1990-1998. In addition to team sports, Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and was quick to instill in his sons, the love of hunting and fishing and was proud that it was carried down to his grandsons.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Charleen (Hall) Buzzard; three sons, Michael Buzzard of Marlinton, Matthew Buzzard and his wife Jennifer of Buckeye, and Mark Buzzard and his wife Erica of Renick Valley, three grandsons, Braxton Buzzard and his wife Amanda of Buckeye, Brody Buzzard of Buckeye, and Brendon Buzzard of Marlinton, one granddaughter, Berkley Buzzard of Buckeye, 1 great-grandson, Cole Michael Buzzard of Buckeye, two sisters, Diane Clemet and family of Ponchatoula, LA, and Wanda McLaughlin and family of Nicholasville, KY.

Per his wishes, a graveside services of remembrance were held 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.

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Cemetery Details


Oak Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

1010 Denmar Road
Hillsboro, WV 24954

1010 Denmar Road Hillsboro 24954 WV
United States

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