001Julian Mark Buzzard, 79, of Hot Springs, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born July 14, 1940 in Mountain Grove, Virginia, the son of the late Lawrence Andrew Buzzard and Hallie Marie Clark Buzzard.

Mr. Buzzard retired from Meade WestVaco after 40 years of service.

He was a member of the Hot Springs Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Mr. Buzzard enjoyed working on genealogy, loved music, and worked each year on putting the new hunting regulations and changes in the local papers. He was a great storyteller. Everyone called him “friend” as he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife, Letia Pearl Hiner Buzzard his wife of 59 years whom he married on on June 10, 1961; three children, Caroline Ahmed & husband Osama Badr, Timothy Buzzard & fiancé Beth, Thomas Buzzard all of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, Tonya Keesee, Seth Dressler, Chelsea; seven great grandchildren, Haven, Hadley, Henley, MaKenzie, Kylie, Joceyln, Conley; a brother, Ronnie Buzzard & wife Karen of Mountain Grove; a special niece, Millie Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Stutler & a brother, Monte Buzzard.

Due to the current health situation, a private family graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Mountain Grove Cemetery with Reverend Richard Boyer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain Grove Cemetery, c/o c/o Janice O’Farrell, 5792 Mt. Valley Road, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484.



  1. Sorry to hear this. Worked with Mark several years. Prayers for your family. RIP – FRIEND

  2. Most sincere condolences to Mark’s family from Todd and Sandy Fenstermacher. I’ll always remember the many walks with Mark over the mountains of Little Back Creek including his “Grand Tour” and off the CCC road. All the while we walked…Mark would recite the many stories of his family ancestors of which many I can still repeat to this day. Often Mark would say “…are you sure we are not related?” Mark and I had a special bond. Over the years we enjoyed many special times at Mark’s hunting cabin on Little Back Creek. For many years we were treated as family during holidays, funerals, and weddings. Our time with Mark’s family was a very special time in our life for which we are forever thankful. I’ll end with one of Mark’s often recited sayings “…but Time Changes Everything”….it certainly does Mark….RIP

  3. Mark was such a lovely person,always so glad to see you and it was like everyone was a great part of his world.Prayers to the family and for comforting memories of a true mountain grove member and friend to all. God bless you all.

  4. Mrs. Pearl and family.. thinking of you and all of your family. Prayers and hugs!

  5. Mark was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. He never let his injuries slow down his good works. His beaming smile belied her years of age. RIP child of God.

  6. Caroline and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to bless you always.
    Shirley Cardwell and family

  7. So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I met him a few times; he was a great man both him & Pearl treated me like one of there own. May God continue to bless you & the family. A family with a heart of gold.


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