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“Dear family. I am thankful that I was able to share some time with Beverly and Milton. Milson was a kind and fun gentleman. You need to cherish...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Simpson - Punta Gorda, FL

“Sorry to hear about Milt. He was my guide when we were in the Moose 2121. We had a lot of good times together and many pleasant memories of the old...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ross de Gris - Venice, FL

“Milton was a kind soul, always had a beautiful smile that warmed my heart. My sympathy goes out to all of his loved ones as you have temporarily...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Billi Williams - PUNTA GORDA, FL

“When I graduated high school I went to live with grandma and grandpa b. I will always remember the time we spent together, fishing, going to the...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: corey Buffington - Laurens, SC

“Wendy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie & Earl Hielm - FL

“Milton was my Dad we had our up's and down's from time to time but I will all ways Love him for who he was My Father. May he rest in peace. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: David & Lisa Buffington - FL

“my prayers goes out all the family I have known milton and his family for many years, he will be missed by ever one may god bless each and ever one ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: annette paulk - OLD TOWN, FL

Milton G. Buffington, 86, formerly of Punta Gorda, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Summerville, SC. He was the son of Frank and Grace (Sawin) Buffington, born July 18, 1926 in Westfield, NY. Milton was active in the Punta Gorda community. He was a manager at the U-Save supermarket for many years, earning the nickname, "Butch." He was an auxiliary deputy for the sheriff dept., raising and training their tracking dogs. Milton was one of the deputies that captured an FBI most wanted fugitive in 1968. He was very proud of a commendation letter he received from J. Edgar Hoover. He also served as Governor of Moose Lodge 2121, making many friends through the years. He loved being outdoors, and doing brickwork in the years before retiring. He also loved boating, fishing, and BBQ's with his family. Milton will be greatly missed by his children, William (Dail) of Summerville, SC, John (Bonnie) of Ware Shoals, SC, Wendy Luke of Punta Gorda, David (Lisa) of Punta Gorda, James of Jasper, FL, and Robert of Punta Gorda; brother, Paul (Joyce) of Augusta, GA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 56 years, Beverly. Services and interment are private. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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