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Jesse Milton Buzby Jr

August 31, 1924 - November 13, 2016

Service Date: November 17, 2016

Jesse Milton Buzby Jr., 92, of Spartangburg, SC passed away on November 13, 2016.

He was born in Puerto Rico on August 31, 1924 and was the oldest of Jesse Milton and Helene Geissere Buzby. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre in WWII, following the war he was a graduate of Harvard University in 1948 and Cornell Business School in 1950. He worked overseas for ESSO and later for the Draper Corporation in Spartanburg, SC until 1984. His long life was filled with lots of love, friends, family, sailing and tennis.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Katherine F. Buzby; brother: Scott Haines Buzby; 4 children: Mr. John M. Buzby, Mrs. Sandra Buzby Whalen, Mr. David S. Buzby, and Ms. Nancy H. Buzby; 3 stepchildren: Mr. Robert B. Lawrence and Ms. Sara E. Lawrence.

He was predeceased by a stepson: Mr. Brian F. Lawrence.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4pm at Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, followed by a reception at this home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, PO Box 430 Drayton, SC 29333 or to the Charles Lea Foundation, 195 Burdette Street, Spartanburgg, SC 29307.

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Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.