Buford Earl Hand, Sr. February 9, 1922 ~ May 6, 2012
Mr. Hand was born in Fayetteville, AR on February, 9, 1922 to Earl and Velma Hand. On January 1, 1942 he was united in marriage to Nina Louise hall who survives him of the home.
Buford was employed with SWEPCO as a serviceman in his hometown of Fayetteville. In 1955 he was named to the position of commercial representative for the division, Buford was named local manager in Eureka springs in 1965 and was transferred to Greenwood in 1971, in that same position, he returned to Eureka springs in 1980 to assume manager of that office, He retired from SWEPCO in eureka springs after 38 years of service.
While living in Fayetteville, Buford was a member of the exchange club and of masonic Lodge #740. He also is a past president of the Eureka springs Rotary club.
The world war II Veteran was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville; Buford was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast, a member of the Arkansas activity Association, huge razorback fan and a very devout family man.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by three children; Buford Hand Jr. and Linda of Prairie Grove, Joyce Hegglund of Eureka Springs, Linda Thurman & husband Charles of Eureka Springs. Four grandchildren; Charles Hand & wife Annette of Cincinnati, OH, Robert Bandy & wife Nikki of Broken Arrow, OK, LCDR Tracy L. Hegglund, USN of Chesapeake, VA and Gayle Bandy of Berryville, AR. and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville with Dr. Doug Falknor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Washington Regional Friends of Hospice, c/o Washington Regional Foundation, PO Box 356, Fayetteville, AR. 72702.
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