Heath Buffkin: Vermilion, Ohio

1975 – 2021

     Heath Buffkin of Vermilion, Ohio died Feb. 9 in Merced, California. He was 45.

     Born July 20, 1975 in Conway, he was the son of Addie Martin Buffkin and the late Moody Dale Buffkin.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Megan Buffkin and her mother, Tonia Akers of Vermilion, Ohio; a sister, Kimberly Dawn Blackwell of Tabor City; a niece, Hayley Blackwell of Columbia; a nephew, Brayden Blackwell of Tabor City; step-mother Cindy Cook of Gastonia; and step-grandmother Mary Ann Ailstock of Gastonia.

     In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandparents C.A. Buffkin, Judy Bell Buffkin Benton and Buck Ailstock; and maternal grandparents Jackson R. Martin and Lena C. Martin.

     Heath was a 1993 graduate of South Columbus High School, and after graduation served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for the Myrtle Beach Convention Makers for 15 years before he obtained his CDL’s. Heath was employed by H.Q. Marine Transport as a long haul truck driver until his time of passing.

     Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Inman Ward Funeral Home and Crematory.

     A guest register is available here.