Buford Glen McMikel, 68, of Deport, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at his home while surrounded by loved ones.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28th, at the Pavilion of Highland Cemetery in Deport with Rev. Daniel Hines officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Buford, the son of Elmer McMikel & Pearl Pyles McMikel, was born December 9, 1951, in Deport.
He graduated from Deport High School. His career spanned many years working at Merico Box, Campbell Soup, and Kimberley-Clark. He then worked for McMikel Cabinets. Buford’s last employment was with the City of Deport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Tommie Miller, Roberta Haire, John McMikel, Don McMikel, Charlie McMikel, and Rickey McMikel, and his father-in-law, Bill Sugg.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sugg McMikel, whom he married on April 7, 1971, two daughters, Tammy Filkins & husband Rodney of Deport and Tina Crain & husband Mike of Sumner, grandchildren, Dustin Elrod & wife Brandi, Kimberly Elrod, Heath Elrod, II, Jacy Ballard & husband Robert, Skyler Crain, Savanna Bailey & husband Anthony and Katlyn Filkins, great grandchildren, Easton Elrod, Ava Elrod, Emma Elrod, Heath Elrod, III, Tyson George, Jason Rivard, Preston Rose, Gracelyn Bailey and Faith Ballard, his mother-in-law, Eunice Sugg of Paris, siblings, Lonnie McMikel & wife Beverly of Paris, Janice Milligan & husband Houston of Graford, and Jimmy McMikel & wife Jackie of Granby, MO, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Fred & Jo Cook, Ricky & Shirlene Harrell, Billy Sugg, and Debbie McMikel along with numerous nieces & nephews including Tracy McMikel and Ashley Johnson.
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