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#1 Jun 29, 2013
He could make you laugh and learn in the same sentence. Very unique. Loved that guy.
#2 Jun 29, 2013
Julian M.‘Buzzy’ Richmond
HINTON — Julian M.“Buzzy” Richmond, 62, of 616 Greenbrier Avenue, Hinton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Born November 16, 1950, in Hinton, he was the son of the late Julian Q. and Mary Evelyn Thomas Richmond.
Buzzy was a 1968 graduate of Hinton High School, and a 1972 graduate of Concord College. He was a retired school teacher for the Summers County Board of Education with 34 years of service. He was a former basketball coach at Sandstone Junior High School, and coached basketball, track, and football at Hinton High School. He finished his coaching career as the last head football coach at Hinton High School and the first head football coach at Summers County High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hinton.
Buzzy, as he was known by family and friends, was known for his zest for life and his great sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James David Richmond.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Nancy Harvey Richmond; two daughters, Rochelle Arritt and husband Bob, and their children Elisabeth, Abbie, and Anna Leigh, all of Knoxville, Tenn., and Danielle Bowers and husband Chris, and their children Brinley and Aisley, all of Greensboro N.C. He is also survived by sisters, Nannie Kay Kirk and husband Proctor of Hinton, Peggy Houston and husband Eddie of Huntington, and Sue Vallandingham of San Antonio, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29th, with Pastor Ronnie Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton.
Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Lin Goins, Mike Miller, Tom Woodrum, Joe Blankenship, Stan Duncan, Sam Newton, Howard Crowder, Eddie Cales, Tom Hutchison, and Ken Allman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the W.L. Garten Scholarship fund, care of City National Bank of Hinton, or the Dickie Noel Scholarship fund, care of Ann Tassos, 508 Chestnut Street, Hinton, WV.
Online condolences and guest register at www. pivontfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
#3 Jun 29, 2013
Hate to hear that Coach passed away.he was a great man and always tried to help others do better,and always gave good advice.never did i see him turn someone away.R.I.P Coach!
#4 Aug 8, 2013
I had him for PE in middle school. I always liked him and he always knew my favorite activities to do. I remember one time that we were playing WARBALL and he said that I surprised him when I got competitive. You could tell he looked out for his students.
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