James “Jim” Duncan Buie Jr., 67, of Burnt Fort passed away at his residence on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Woodbine, he was the son of the late James Duncan Buie Sr. and the late Anna Belle Kelly Buie. His brother John Kelly Buie also preceded him in death.
Jim was a graduate of Camden High in Woodbine and played for the Camden County Hurricanes as well as playing college football. He was also a graduate of Mercer University where he received his Ph.D. in pharmacy and did his internship in Atlanta. Following his graduation, he worked for Barnes Pharmacy in Baxley, then went on to pursue his dream of opening his own pharmacy in his hometown of Woodbine. After his retirement of more than 10 years, he continued to work for several local pharmacies in the area until his ultimate retirement to follow in his father’s footsteps in land management and tree farming.
Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting and most of all the love of spoiling all of his grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodbine.
Survivors include his three children, Christopher Thompson Buie (Janet) and James “Trey” Buie III (Beth) all of Burnt Fort and Glenn Butler Buie (Kim) of Spokane Valley, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Kelly Buie Henderson, Kaitlyn Andrews, Kali Andrews, Lily Buie, Ella Buie, Easton Buie and Hudsyn Buie.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Burnt Fort Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Sikes officiating. The family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Henderson, Kaitlyn Andrews, Kali Andrews, Roby Williams, Brandon Fuller, Josh Moore and Jeff Laich.
The family requests contributions in memory of Jim be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Association/Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281 or www.georgiasheriffsyouth.org.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.