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Gerald Buster

Gerald O. Buster

October 3, 1931 - December 16, 2019
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Jerry Buster had one of the greatest days of his life on Dec. 16, 2019, when he met his Redeemer and Lord. Graveside services will be at 11:30 A.M. Monday, December 23, 2019 at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon with Gene Jones officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Brooks Chapel. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon. He is survived by his wife, Helen Henry Buster, whom he resided with in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Jerry and Helen had three sons, David Steven Buster (deceased), Daniel Wallace Buster of Tucson, and Duke Alan Buster of Albuquerque. Duke and his wife, Sally, have three wonderful children, Miles, Hailey, and Mariah. Jerry was born in Panhandle, TX, and following the early death of his father, moved to the stock farm of his grandparents (A.L. and Fanny Stevens) in Wayside on the edge of the Palo Duro Canyon. He graduated from Wayside High in 1950, graduated from Texas A&M College in 1954 with a degree in agriculture, was commissioned in the USAF and
earned his wings as a jet fighter pilot in 1955. He met and married Helen (a direct result of some fervent prayer) on the way to his first duty station at Kirkland AFB, NM. The next 20 years of his life included earning an electrical engineering degree from Texas A&M, a tour in Vietnam flying F-100 fighters, a stint as test-director of the SR-71 “Blackbird” Special Project Office, and helping raise his three sons, after retiring from the USAF as a L/Col. In 1974, he earned his law degree from Oklahoma Univ., moved to Belton, TX, where he built a home by the Lampasas River, established a law office, worked for the Waco City Attorney’s Office and later for a defense contractor as corporate attorney and systems engineer. He retired once again, raised a few cows and watched Helen finish her career with Scott and White Hospital in Temple, TX. He and Helen moved to Rio Rancho, NM, in 2005. He lived a full and blessed life. We will miss him, but he always looked forward to his future with the Lord, friends, and family. He will probably get in all the flying time he wants. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or online at www.samaritanspurse.org or Shriners Hospitals for Children, PO Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438 or online at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org .
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  • Visitation

    December 23, 2019 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    When
    December 23, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Location
    Brooks Chapel
    Address
    1702 5th Avenue
    Canyon, TX 79015
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  • Service

    December 23, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    December 23, 2019 7:00pm
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Aubrey Brickhouse

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Hi Buster family. We saw the Obit for Gerald Buster before Christmas in the Temple Daily Telegram and our Camp of Gideons want to express our sympathy for your loss. Gerry was a great participant in the local Gideons Camp for several years and did an excellent job of Church Relations Chairman. Thanks to his efforts many people in the World got a Gideon New Testament and perhaps many have come to know Jesus as their Savior. I know that his last years were a struggle but he sure was a nice guy to know. God Bless Aubrey Brickhouse Temple, Gideons.
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Garden Path Vase was purchased for the family of Gerald O. Buster.   Send Flowers Hailey, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you so much. - Kelsey, Jacinta, Justine, and Chloe
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Robert Berry - Temple TX

Posted at 12:00am
Buster - a great Gideon! He loved Jesus & God’s Word!
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Greg, Desiree, and the Rogers Laboratory

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Balance Easel Spray was purchased for the family of Gerald O. Buster by Greg, Desiree, and the Rogers Laboratory.   Send Flowers We are deeply saddened by the news of Gerald's passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this time. Greg, Desiree, and the Rogers Laboratory
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Charlotte and Nathan Balke

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Balance Easel Spray was purchased for the family of Gerald O. Buster by Charlotte and Nathan Balke .   Send Flowers
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