Robert Archibald Buie, Sr., 91, Blackshear, passed away Saturday morning, April 11, 2020, at his residence.
Born in Red Springs, NC September 13, 1928, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was retired from CSX Transportation where he had been a welder. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering on old cars but his favorite pastime had been playing golf. He was one of the original members of Lakeview Golf Club and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was a son of the late Daniel Herbert Sr. and Leila Gladys Riggins Buie. He was also preceded in death by all four of his sisters, Almeda Jacques, Sara Buie, Gladys “Boo” Burgsteiner and Jean Deen and two brothers, Daniel Herbert Buie Jr. and Frank Stanley Buie Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Equendial “Quen” McCrea Buie, Blackshear; two daughters and a son-in-law, Gail and Sam Walker Sr., and Elizabeth Dowling, all of Blackshear; a son, Robert A. “Bobby” Jr. and Kay Buie, Waycross; a brother, Jack (Carol) Buie, Atlanta; two brothers-in-law, John L. McCrea, Blackshear and Braswell Deen Sr., Atlanta; 10 grandchildren, Lealane (Brian) Sanders, Hannah (Kelly) Murray, Cassie (Nick) Berkemeier, Quincy (Chase) Burgess, Sam Walker Jr., Thomas Dowling Jr. (fiancé’, Taryn Cranford), Jessica (Chris) Clark, Hunter Buie, Bailey (Blake) James, and Franklin Boyett; 15 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Owen, Ava, Claire, Julianna, James, John Daniel, Maren, Quill, Taylor, Gracie, Natalie, Audrey, Riley Quinn and Elyse; special friends, John and Jane Bennett, Waycross and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private graveside service Thursday, April 16 from the Blackshear Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, Blackshear, GA 31516 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.