Tom’s life began on February 10, 1939, in Marion. He was the son of Wes and Esther (Sampson) Buford. Tom attended Marion schools and worked odd jobs around the area. He was a long-time resident of St. Luke’s Living Center and enjoyed the staff who became his family. He was cared for by his cousin Eva Smith Grentz and survived by two children Rusty Buford of TX and Christi Garcia of CA. No formal services are planned. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Tom at www.ymzfh.com.