, Port Arthur, Texas


July 15, 2014

John Hodge Buller

STARKS —    John Hodge Buller, 88, of Starks passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at his residence.

   He was born in Polk County, Texas on April 4, 1926 to parents, Noia Irene (McCormack) and Joseph Reams Buller Sr.. He had lived in the Starks area for 50 years; prior in the Groves area. John was retired from Gulf Oil after 33 1/2 years of employment as a carpenter and was owner of Nick's Cafe in Deweyville for many years.  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during WWII. John enjoyed gardening, going hunting for squirrels, and camping. John was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buller; son, Joe Hollis Buller; brothers, Joseph Ream Buller Jr., Earl Wallace Buller.

   John is survived by his loving wife, Ethel Buller of Starks; daughter, Glenda Kay Royer and husband, Lester of Nederland; son, Ronald Hodge Buller of Orangefield; sisters, Edna Mae Marsh of League City, Evelyn Irene Sumamerall. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

   A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014; family viewing from 4 pm until 5pm and gathering of family and friends from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.

   A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 am at the funeral home, with grandson Lance Buller officiating. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 2:30 pm at Fairview Cemetery in Winnie, Texas.

   Honoring John as pallbearers will be Lance Buller, Reid Rowe, Paul Glass, Dalton Glass, Kaitlyn Glass and Bill Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Craig and P. C. Miller.

  The family would like to express a special thanks to three special people who assisted his wife with loving care for him in his final days, daughter in law, Viki Buller, niece, Pam Glass and friend, Bill Martinez

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