Frank Buzbee passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the age of 74 after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eva Lois Tull Buzbee and Franklin Elmer Buzbee, of Atwater, Calif. and his sister Martha Rose, of Mariposa.
He is survived by his sister Jaunelle Christie of Waxhaw, S.C. and his brother James Buzbee of Atwater, Calif. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved beyond measure.
After his graduation from Atwater High School in 1963, Frank enrolled in beauty college and received his license to operate in 1964. Shortly thereafter, he opened Frank’s Beauty Shop in Atwater.
In 1966 he was drafted into the United States Army, spending the next two years in Frankfurt, Germany, being honorably discharged in March 1968.
Upon his return to Atwater, he once again opened Frank’s Beauty Shop which he operated for several years. He later closed the shop and reopened in Mariposa, continuing to operate there until his illness forced him to close the shop.
Frank loved all things music, art and collecting gems and rocks. He spent many hours absorbed in his hobbies. Frank was active in Demolay as a teen and later joined the Masonic Lodge 749 in Merced, Calif. He was also a volunteer fireman in Atwater for 15 years.
There will be a graveside service for Frank on Dec. 7, 2019 at Winton Cemetery in Winton, Calif. at 11 a.m., followed by fellowship at the VFW, located at 1390 Broadway in Atwater.