John Frank Buzzard


John Frank Buzzard, 86, of Perryton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Ochiltree Cemetery with Pastor Robert Humphrey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

The funeral home will be open for viewing/visitation on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 1-9 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Due to COVID 19 guidelines, we will be practicing social distancing and occupancy numbers will be limited. Services will be broadcast live on the Boxwell Brothers Facebook page for those who wish to watch. There is a link on the website ( to access the Facebook page.

Frank was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Enid, OK to George and Clara (Koechel) Buzzard. He graduated from Spearman High School in 1952. He served in the Army from 1953-1956. He returned home and farmed 20 miles southwest of Perryton.

He married Shirley Bacon on Jan. 26, 1957. She passed away May 19, 1982. He married Judy Estill Oct. 1, 1983.

He owned and operated Buzz Equipment from 1985- 2004. Frank enjoyed life, loved the Lord and was a faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Clara Buzzard; brother, Lloyd Buzzard; nephew/ son, Richard Laird; nephew, Lynn Buzzard; sister and brother-in-law, Jimmy and Lois Shieldknight; and Charles Shieldknight.

He is survived by three daughters Pamela Mc-Whorter, Linda Cummings and husband, Doug and Cindy Webster; five grandsons, Chris Cummings and wife, Trish, Andrew Cummings and wife, Denise, Jerry Laird and wife, Carman, Jeff Laird and wife, Shauna, Richard Laird and wife, Lottie; three granddaughters, Jennifer and husband, Dion Woods, Brandy Stroup and husband, Terry, Jeanie Laird; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Holt; sister-in-law, Dorothy Buzzard; two nephews, Kevin Holt and wife, Rhonda, Fred Shieldknight and wife, Brenda; six nieces Patty Butts and husband, Terry, Marcia Shieldknight, Leann Gillaspie and husband, Dick, Kristi Holt, Eva Edmond and husband, Pat, and Beth Tripp and husband, Phil.

The family requests memorials be sent to Gideon Memorial Bible, PO Box 254, Perryton, TX or New Hope Church, 2821 S Ash, Perryton, TX 79070.