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Richard “Buddy” Justus, 69

SEPTEMBER 1 – Richard Marshall “Buddy” Justus, 69, of Farmville, passed away Friday, August 28, 2009 in Farmville. He was born April 16, 1940 in Sevier County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Hubert M. and Edna Hicks Justus. He was a retired DOC Sgt. at PRCC. His life-long love was building cabinets and fishing.

He was the husband of Phyllis Justus for nearly 50 years.

He is survived by his wife; a sister, Kathleen “Cotton” Barr; sons, Richard S. Justus (Ricky) and wife, Becky of South Hill, Kevin C. Justus and wife, Laurie of Prospect and Darin E. Justus of Farmville; grandchildren, Nicholas, Everett, Jacob and Tiffany Justus; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Segura and Anthony Caliguri; four step great-grandchildren; niece, Darlene Morgan and special extended family, Renee Smith and Ann Eriksen. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Robert Gary Barr. A funeral service was held Monday at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice. The Reverend Terry Tolliver officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph Fire Department or to Prince Edward County Rescue Squad.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.