Ira Buford Peck, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1928, to Ira and Velma (Slack) Peck in Iola. He spent his early childhood in Iola before the family moved to Pleasanton, where he graduated. After graduation he returned to the Iola area where he remained.
In 1949 Buford married Doris Crowl. They had a daughter, Debra Jean, and a son Doug. They later divorced. In 1975, he married Edna Smoot. He raised her youngest daughter, Carol, from the age of 3. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked at Peck’s Texaco, IMP Boats, and retired from Gates Rubber Co. He was actively involved with the American Legion and 40 et 8, called bingo for 23 years, and was an avid bowler.
Buford was preceded in death by his parents and Debra Jean. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, his sister Shirley Peck of Topeka; son Doug Peck and wife Cindy of Overland Park; stepdaughter Carol Feagins and husband Tim of Chanute; stepdaughter Marie Toews and husband Merle of Valley Center; stepson Robert Raney and wife Barbara of Aiken, S.C.; stepson Gary Raney and wife Barbara of Wichita; along with numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Iola. Burial will follow at LaHarpe Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorial gifts may be made for a 40 et 8 Nursing Scholarship and left with the funeral home.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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