Buford Brown Meredith, 78, of Newport, departed this life Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Medical Center in Blacksburg. Born on June 13, 1934 he was a son of the late Phillip and Frances Merrix Meredith. He had just completed fifty years service with Virginia Tech Athletic Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Eugene Meredith and his sisters Dorothy, Ruth, and Thelma.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of fifty-four years Shirley Stafford Meredith; his sisters Clara Kinzie and Alice Mann; his brother William (Billy) Meredith; his brother and sister-in-law Emory and Jean Stafford; his sisters-in-law Jane Stafford and Linda Spicer; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends; and special friends that helped while he was in the hospital, Emerson Pulliman , Judy and Sammy Aman, Wallace Link, Rhonda and Hope Crockett, Donna Owens, and Mary Ann and Jerry Cheynet.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Gary Poff officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.