Buddy Damron, age 79 of Bogata

buddydarmronRobert L. (Buddy) Damron age 79 of Bogata went to be with the Lord as he finished his race Saturday, Sept 3 and is now resting in the arms of his heavenly Father.

Funeral services will be 6pm Tuesday, Sept 6 at First Baptist Church of Bogata with Rev Jeff Duvall, Rev. Bob Posey and Rev. Charles Ashby officiating.  His body will be escorted to Bogata Cemetery by East Texas Patriot Guard Riders for interment. Services are under direction of Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

Buddy was born April 3,1937 in Bogata the son of Raymond and Maxine Harbison Damron.  He married the former Mary (Bobbie) Wilkerson May 17, l958 in Bogata. He graduated from Bogata High School, served in the U.S. Army   1955-1957 and retired from Phillips Lighting of Paris. He was a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Bobbie Damron of Bogata, two sons Rusty Damron and wife Michelle of Scroggins, and Ray Lou Damron and wife Kristie of Bogata, two daughters Deanna Vickery and husband David of Paris and Dusty Pettiet of Bogata, three sisters Kaye Reasoner of Burleson, Jean Taylor of Talco and June Freeman and husband Don of Spring, Texas 8 grandchildren:  Courtnee Williams and husband, Cooper, Haley Thompson and husband, Jacob, Devon Pettiet and wife Kayleigh, Faith Vickery, Cody Vickery, Gracee Damron, Karson Ray Damron, Olivia Damron; and one great grandson, Conner Williams.

He was preceded in death by two brothers in law Hoyt Taylor and Robert Reasoner and his parents.

The family requests that in Lieu of Flowers, donations be made Colter Taylor Fund, or Chest Of Joash at First Baptist Church of Bogata.




  1. Carolyn Strawn Gibson says:

    When I remember Buddy, what I see most in my mind is that infectious smile. He had a smile that the only thing you could do in return is smile. Buddy is in so many of my childhood memories, they are to numerous to count. Dusty, Rusty , DeDe and Ray Lou I am so sorry for your loss, he was a extra special man. Bobbie you’re on my mind and I am praying for you.
    Love so much,
    Carolyn Strawn Gibson

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