Buford Rockwell, 86, of North Platte passed away Tuesday on Sept. 8, 2020 at Great Plains Heath.

He was born in Gandy on Jan. 2, 1934 to Orville and Lola (Smith) Rockwell.

Buford graduated from Gandy Logan Co. with the class of 1952. He attended Business school in North Platte and entered the U.S. Army in 1956 and being honorable discharged in 1958.

He was an auditor for the Department of Revenue residing in Gandy, Lincoln and North Platte and he also farmed.

On Oct. 8, 1972 he married Ilene G. Weiss in Curtis. In September 1975 they adopted a son, Kim Lee.

Survivors include his son, Kim (Lorena) Rockwell of North Platte; grandchildren, Brandon, Tanner, Shelby, Kyler, Kaiden, and Aliyah; great-grandchild, Kyle; sisters, Vonna Jackson of Grand Island and Carolyn Foran of North Platte; sister in law Lavinna Banzhaf of Eustis; and many nieces and nephews.

Buford was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ilene; sisters, Velma Ressequie and Sharon Banzhaf brother-in-laws, Joseph Jackson, Joe Banzhaf, Don Banzhaf , Don Ressequie and Harlan Weiss and nephews, Randy Banzhaf and Darin Foran.

Funeral services were at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which was entrusted with arrangements, on Sept. 15 with Pastor Bill Williams presiding. Burial followed in Arnold City Cemetery, Arnold with full military honors provided by the Arnold Legion Post # 130.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be made at carpentermemoiral.com.