Lynwood Davis “Lyn” Buffaloe, 72, of Youngsville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2013, at Duke University Medical Center. He was born in Durham County, the son of the late Brice Bennett Buffaloe and Mary Magdalene Davis Buffaloe.
Lyn attended Broughton High School and Louisburg College. He served in the United States Navy from Jan. 1961 until Nov. 1964. He retired from GlaxoSmithKline as facilities operations manager in 2003. Lyn was an electrician by trade and began Buffaloe Electric in recent years. He was a lieutenant in the Youngsville volunteer fire department until he resigned to serve as mayor of Youngsville from 1981-96, when he moved outside of town limits. He served as Franklin County commissioner from 2004-08. Throughout his career Lyn was a faithful member of Youngsville Baptist Church and held many leadership roles within the church. He was a giving and loving person to his family, to his community, and to his work.
A celebration of Lyn’s life was held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Youngsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating.
Mr. Buffaloe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Jo Bridges Buffaloe; daughters, Lisa Buffaloe Fields and husband, Jeff, of Youngsville, Amy Buffaloe Ontko of Youngsville and Kelly Buffaloe Arens and husband, Pat, of Fremont, WI; grandchildren, Emily & Brice Fields, Mary Catherine Bridges, Jake Ontko, Hope, Holly & Hailey Arens; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gene Buffaloe and Don Buffaloe.
Honorary pallbearers were John Hill, Bud Holden, L.J. Debnam, Lewis Dunston, Dallas Glover, Rich Cash, Jr., Jerry Kinton, Gerald White, Ronnie Goswick, Marvin Roberts, Neil Holden, and Charles Keith.