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1949 ~ 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Robert Lee Buford was born in Parkin, AR on January 12, 1949. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jo Annie Davis and Earnsteind Buford; brothers Paul (Buford) and Jeff (Davis) and sister Lee Anner (Sanders).
He is survived by his brother Eddie Davis; sisters Dempsey Means, Vanilla Buford, Annie Mae Weakly, Hattie Walker and Lue B. Walker. Robert had four boys with his first wife Betty McGee; Robert Jr (wife:Tracy Buford), Musa Okari (formerly Tyrence), Bryan and Jeff Buford. He had a daughter Teraya Buford and two sons, Terrance and Terry Buford with his partner who preceded him in death, Terry DeFrance. In addition he is leaving a legacy in his 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many friends he made along his journey.
Robert moved to Kansas City when he was 18 years old and then to Minnesota in 2013. He was an independent, self-sufficient man who enjoyed socializing with the neighbors of his residence and spending time with extended family on holidays. He was most known for his style and sense of humor but a protector of his loved ones, like a lion demonstrates pride and protection. We love and cherish all the memories we shared, he will be greatly missed.
Gratitude and thanks to the hospital staff at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for providing the best possible care the last 3 weeks of his life.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 16th, visitation at 10am, service at 11am. Burial immediately following at Riverview Cemetery, 333 E Annapolis St, St. Paul, MN 55118. Celebration of Life Dinner 2pm: B-Dale Club, 2100 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113.